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February 1995 

Alumni Monthly 

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Carrying the Mail 
The Classes 

ZO Of Hills and Tunnels 
(and Everything in Between) 

Out of Brown twelve years, a professional 
photojournalist and a fulltime freelance writer 
came back to College Hill with a bit more 
emotional baggage than the average traveler. 
In a special twenty-seven-page report, they 
reveal what they saw - from brain surgery on 
a honeydew melon to body-painting at the 
Naked Party. Come along for the ride as our 
thirtysomething classmates make like tourists 
at "this place called Brown." Photographs by 
Catherine Knrnow '82, text by Pamela Petro '82 


Cover: All dressed up (as tourists) and nowhere to go 
but up (College Hill). See page 25 for the complete tour. 
Models: Brown seniors Lauren Wilcox and Alexis Robie. 

This page: Brow)! chef Gino Corelli. 

PHOTOGRAPHS: Catherine Kamow. cover wardrobe; Foreign Affair (her 
dress and bag). Rag and Bone (her shoes). Cat's Pajamas (his shirt and hat, her 
colored bracelet), and This & That Shoppe (her ivory bracelet). 

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From the Editor 

y weO-thumbed Webster's defines 
serendipity as the "phenomenon 
of finding valuable or agreeable 
things not sought for." This 
melodic word was much on my mind this winter 
as Art Director Kathryn de Boer and 1 worked on 
our February feature. 

About a year ago, I had just finished going 
through some color slides taken by photojournalist 
Catherine Kamow '82 to illustrate an alumni pro- 
file in the BAM, photographs that captured perfectly 
the essence of the man. I knew that among Cather- 
ine's credits were several volumes in the Insight 
travel guide series. An editorial lightbulb clicked on: 
Could we hire her to do a pictorial traveler's guide 

to Brown, taking the same approach - people- 
oriented, with an idiosyncratic sense of place - as 
she had in the Insight city guides? 

A few days later serendipity upped the ante. 
A travel article in the Sunday Neiv York Times carried 
a familiar byline - that of Pamela Petro '82, who 
in 1985 had written a whimsical BAM piece on her 
culinary adventures in Wales. Within a week our 
office had also - serendipitously, again - received 
an advance copy of a travel guide to southern 
Rhode Island, also written by Pam. And she was 
living right here in Providence. 

Then-Managing Editor Brucie Harvey '78 and 
I sounded out Catherine (intrigued) and called 
Pam (excited). So it was that the two classmates, who 
had known each other only casually as students, 
agreed to work on a major feature sharing their 
takes on the people and geography of "this place 
called Brown." The result, "Of Hills and Tunnels 
(and Everything in Between)," begins on page 25. 

Catherine Karnow 

Based in San Francisco, 
Catherine Kamow has 
been a professional pho- 
tographer for ten years and 
has worked extensively in 
Scotland, France, the West 
Coast, and Asia. Most 
recently she contributed to 
the book A Passage to Viet- 
nam, for which seventy of 
the world's leading photo- 
journahsts spent a week 
photographing that country. 

"Photography allows me to interact with a sub- 
ject in an intimate, adventurous way," Catherine 
says, something that proved true of her return 
to Brown: "It's like being a platonic friend for years 
and years, and then suddently developing a love 
relationship." On campus, she felt "immediately at 
home. It seemed to me the students hadn't changed 
at all - they're still intellectually curious and as 
individual as ever." The biggest change? "What's 
considered a 'wild' party in 1994 would have been 
tame in 1980." 

Pamela Petro, who 
earned a master's in word 
and image studies from 
the University of Wales in 
19B4, later turned her love 
of living abroad into a 
career as a travel writer for 
the Times, The Atlantic 
Month!]/, The Washington 
Post, and many other peri- 
odicals. The author of The 
Neivport & Narragansett 
Bay Book (1994), she also 

teaches Welsh for the Brown Learning Community. 
"Since I finished this article," Pam says, "I keep 
waking up in the middle of the night, worrying 
about all the people and places I left out. I've been 
walking around campus with my head down - 
afraid I'll stumble on some wonderful corner or 
quirk that it's too late to add." 

As one who has reported on Brown for most 
of my adult life, I sympathize with Pam. There's 
simply too much going on here to squeeze into one 
article, one issue, one volume - even a decade's 
worth of magazines. Tliis month's feature concen- 
trates chiefly on Brown's nonacademic side; scholar- 
ship and teaching, we hope, are amply covered 
in our other eight issues per year. 

Please join Catherine and Pam as they return to 
a campus that never stops changing, often in quirky 
and surprising ways, hut whose chief virtues seem 
eternal. - A. D. ED 

Pamela Petro 



Brown Carrying the Mail 

Aliiiinii Ak'ittlily 

February 1995 
Volume 95, No. 5 


Annv Hinniiin Difflly '73 

Managing Editor 

Norman Boucher 

Art Director 

Kathryn de Boer 

Assistant Editor 

Jennifer Sutton 

Editorial Associate 

James Reinbold '74 A.M. 


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Business Manager 

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Board of Editors 


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Vice Chairman 

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Eric Gertler '85 

Annette Grant '63 

Frascr A. Lang '67 

Debra L. Lee '76 

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To our readers 

Letters are always welcome, and we tnj to 
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magazine. Please limit letters to 200 words. 
We reserve the right to edit for style, claritxj, 
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Children and morality 

Editor: Thank you so much for your 
article on Professor William Damon and 
his philosophies on child-rearing and 
education ("Thou Shalt Not Raise Self- 
indulgent Children," October). His 
emphasis on fostering morality and ac- 
countability in children is particularly 
crucial at a time when many teachers and 
parents prioritize hollow self-esteem over 
a hard-won sense of accomplishment 
and responsibility. 

I teach in an alternative program for 
students who have been temporarily 
removed from district high schools for 
attendance-related, behavioral, and aca- 
demic reasons. The majority of the stu- 
dents' problems result from a basic un- 
willingness to accept responsibility for 
their actions. At home, many parents 
overindulge their children and cover for 
them when they skip school or exhibit 
disciplinary problems. At school, these 
students have apparently avoided any 
real academic challenges and responsi- 
bilities. Consequently, many of them 
lack the "external sense of morality and 
standards" of which Damon writes. Par- 
ticularly, they deny accountability for 
destructive behavior and do not accept 
responsibility in their academic work. 
(Today, a student blamed me because 
he failed an open-note test on which he 
refused to answer more than 15 percent 
of the questions.) 

I have seen the positive results of 
real accomplishment. Many of my stu- 
dents, upon achieving meaningful suc- 

cess in challenging work, have exhibited 
better work habits and a stronger com- 
mitment to academic growth. Unfortu- 
nately, most have not overcome the sense 
of learned helplessness that has impeded 
their intellectual and moral develop- 
ment. Had these adolescents grown up 
with a clear understanding of the con- 
nection between personal freedom and 
personal accountability, and had they 
experienced consistent and reasonable 
consequences for irresponsible behavior, 
I think they could have circumvented 
their current problems. 

I believe Professor Damon is correct 
that individuals of any age have poten- 
tial for moral improvement. However, 
students will realize that potential only 
when they become accountable for their 
own behavior and imderstand the 
broader consequences of their actions. 

Shellnj Balik 'gj 

Seymour, Conn. 

Hugh Pearson responds 

Editor: Though I appreciate that we all 
have a right to different opinions on 
controversial subjects such as the Black 
Panthers, I would like to respond to 
Diane Turner's review of my book, Tlie 
Shadoiv of the Panther ("In Defense of the 
Partv for Self-Defense," November). 

Turner questions the credibility of a 
source, Willie Payne, because he is a 
crack addict. The only information Payne 
provided in the book was an account of 
the last living moments of Huey Newton, 
during which Newton was surrounded 
by crack addicts and dealers. Whom else 
would Turner suggest I go to for such 
an account? 

Turner claimed that in rejecting Mar- 
tin Luther King's nonviolence, the Black 
Panthers were not merely advocating 
violence, "as Pearson seems to imply," 
but rather promoting self-defense. The 
Shadow of the Panther acknowledges that 

6 / FEBRUARY 1995 

the Panthers responded to a need for 
self-defense against racist police. More 
commonly, however, the Panthers advo- 
cated violence beyond any such need. 
Holding rallies in which you stand on 
top of a car and demonstrate how to use 
a gun to murder a police officer after 
you sneak up on him during his coffee 
break, as Bobby Seale and other Panthers 
did, constitutes the promotion of crimi- 
nal behavior. Turner's suggestion that in 
not excusing such behavior I am being 
"too hard" on the Panthers is consistent 
with what I discussed in my article ("A 
Hero in Name Only," November) - the 
tendency to blame on white racism 
every outlandish action committed by a 
black person. 

Turner also wrote: "The Panthers 
made black people aware of their politi- 
cal clout and galvanized a black elec- 
torate that is still changing the nation's 
political landscape." Really? Other than 
within Oakland, as my book notes, I 
fail to see evidence that blacks acquired 
political clout in any city in the United 
States principally through the activities 
of the Black Panther Party. The notion 
that in its heyday the party enjoyed wide 
support among black Americans as a 
whole is without merit. The SNCC, SCLC, 
NAACP, Urban League, and CORE, 
among other organizations, enjoyed far 
greater support and were far more 
instrumental in gaining political clout 
for blacks. 

Turner also stated, "In an environ- 
ment where every activity of a political 
black person was seen as criminal [italics 
added] and manv of the economic options 
for poor blacks placed them outside 
the law, the definition of criminality is 
blurred indeed." Turner apparently 
refers here to the jailings of some blacks 
for anti-Jim Crow demonstrations and 
voter-registration activity in the South. 
In 1964, however, Jim Crow was legally 
struck down, and by 1965 a federal vot- 
ing-rights act rendered black voter 
activity legal throughout the South. The 
Black Panthers were founded in 1966 on 
the West Coast, where Jim Crow hadn't 
even existed (although there was, of 
course, de facto segregation) and where 
political activity by blacks had never been 
deemed criminal. It is misleading to 
imply that black people who engaged in 
such activities were considered as crimi- 
nal as the Black Panthers who ambushed 
police officers, burglarized convenience 
stores, and murdered fellow blacks. 

Without question, there were well- 
meaning Black Panthers, although you 

wouldn't realize my book mentions 
them from reading Turner's review. Per- 
haps she missed my profiles of urban 
planner Landon Williams and house- 
wife Mary Kemiedy; or that of Sheeba 
Haven, who ran the Panther's free med- 
ical clinic; or my mention of the well- 
intentioned work of Erica Huggins; or 
the rehabilitation of Fiores Forbes, now a 
neighborhood developer and fihnmaker. 

Turner is right to state that it would 
have been nice to learn more about such 
programs as the Panther school in Oak- 
land. But a lack of cooperation on the 
part of many party veterans hindered 
my ability to research such activities. 
Like Turner, 1 suggest (in the book) that 
Newton's solitary confinement in prison 
may have played a role in the party's 
demise. But ultimately he and other 
Black Panthers must accept responsibil- 
ity for their actions. 

Hiigli Pearson 'yg 

New York City 

Singapore Justice 

Editor. Sasha Salama's wholly uncritical 
acceptance of Singapore's "law and order" 
(Finally, October) startled me. Singapore 
was on the map of human-rights abuses 
long before the Michael Fay caning. It 
was not only the cruel and unusual pun- 
ishment meted out in the Fay case that 
was so troubling, but the coercive police 
techniques (read; torture) that resulted 
in the dubious confession and the 
absence of a trial when an apparent plea 
bargain misfired. 

I am reminded of a trip I once made 
to an earlier police state, Franco's Spain. 
My traveling companion and I had gone 
with a Spanish man to a hilltop over- 
looking Bilbao to ac^mire the night view. 
The Guardia Civil knocked on our car 
window. At first, I was touched at what 
I took to be their concern for my safety, 
until 1 realized that we were suspected 
(1) Basque terrorists threatening a nearby 
radio transmitter, or (2) prostitutes. My 
friend had left her Danish passport at 
our pension, but my American passport 
helped clear up the mess. 

"Death to Drug Traffickers" may 
sound just fine to Ms. Salama, but I've 
always valued the concept of a fair trial 
and appropriate punishment. And 1 do 
worry about mistakes. I can live with 
a bit of litter as a trade-off. 

Ronny Dane 'yo 

New York City 


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Editor: While Sasha Salama is feeling safe 
in Singapore she should consider how 
safe she would feel if she were falseh 
accused of one of its many crimes. The 
law and order she extols is not practiced 
b\ the police, who have the unfortunate 
habit of heating confessions out of crim- 
inal suspects. 

Cnrol Agate '^^ 

Los Angeles 

Biblical clarification 

Editor. In reference to David Scott's letter 
in the November issue, I would mention 
with all due respect that both Matthew 
and John, writers of two Gospels, were 
contemporaries, companions, friends, 
and loyal followers of Jesus Christ. 

After having traveled with the Mas- 
ter throughout the Holv Land (half of the 
Master's time during His three-and-a- 
half-year ministry was spent in Galilee), 
Matthew wrote the Gospel referred to as 
the "fulfillment of the Old Testament" 
and as the "Teaching Gospel," while 
John wrote the "Evangelizing Gospel." 
Relating to the Christ as the risen Lord, 
John's is not one of the synoptic Gospels. 

In addition, John authored through 
his first-person witness and his divine 
revelation four additional books in the 
New Testament, including the Book of 

Rupert Austin jr. '48 

Simsbury, Conn. 

Editor. 1 was appalled at the tone of the 
eight negative responses to the Chuck 
Colson article in "Carrying the Mail" in 
the November issue. In today's culture, 
tolerance is the religion and science is 
the god. Yet these eight responses were 
anything but tolerant, and they displayed 
an obvious lack of research into Chris- 
tianity and Colson. 

Chuck Colson is a man who is doing 
good, something generally to be praised 
even in our hedonistic society. He is liv- 
ing his beliefs in a selfless manner, has 
acknowledged his earlier transgressions, 
and has repented. Yet here are eight 
highly-educated Brown alumni who crit- 
icize him for doing so! 

I was especially dismayed by the 
statement made by David Scott '32, a for- 
mer editor of religious books, who should 
know better: "... none of the often con- 
flicting Gospels were written by an eye- 

witness. . . ." Doesn't he know that 
Matthew (a.k.a. Levi) and John were mem- 
bers of the original Twelve? Although 
there may not have been any eyewit- 
nesses to the actual Resurrection except 
for the hapless guards, there were many 
eyewitnesses to its immediate aftermath. 

Scott's description of the Gospels as 
"often-conflicting" indicates ignorance 
or bias. They are remarkably consistent, 
with one filling in details another lacks. 
Since they were written in the lifetimes 
of many eyewitnesses (synoptic Gospels 
A.D. 55-65; John A.D. 85-95), the 
Gospels would have been discredited 
had they contained significant error. 

Anthony J. Beck '6^ 

New Fairfield, Conn. 

Price isn't right 

Editor. I have always been proud of the 
fine education in linguistics and seman- 
tics afforded me by Brown. Therefore, I 
had to raise an eyebrow when I saw the 
wording of your gift appeal on the back 
cover of the November BAM: "... what 
you probably don't know is that the 
price of providing a Brown education has 


Turkey was home to numerous ancient cultures and the cradle of many of 
the worlds greatest civilizations. From 8,000 B.C. through the 
Hittite, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman periods, each has left 
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8 / FEBRUARY 1995 

always far exceeded the cost of tuition " 

If one of Brown's very capable 
English professors had reviewed your 
copy, I'm sure he/she would have cor- 
rected this to: ". . . the cost of providing a 
Brown education has always far exceeded 
the price of tuition " 

Good luck on the fund drive . . . 

Donald M. Kupper 'ji AM. 

Victor, N.Y. 
Normally the editors of the Alumni 
Monthly do not alter the content of paid 
advertisements such as the one Mr. Kupper 
mentions. - Editor 

Halberstam's wisdom 

Editor: I enjoyed reading journalist David 
Halberstam's convocation address, 
"Opening Windows" (November). I 
appreciate his historical perspective and 
inspiring language on "this marketplace 
of ideas." I believe that his prescriptive 
caveats against enshrining "victimiza- 
tion" and pursuing a course of integra- 
tion rather than separatism are wise and 

However, the academy is a micro- 
cosm of the larger community, wherein 

there is inevitably tension and some- 
times fragmentation. Where there is ten- 
sion, there is process. And where there 
is process, there is discourse. Discourse 
of all didactic varieties, even that which 
is perceived as being intractable or 
unpopular, can in the long term serve a 
vital, dynamic purpose for all parties 
concerned: corporate and individual 
growth and healing. 

Rafael Gasti '85 

Winter Park, Fla. 

Misplaced mercy 

Editor: What an irony that on October 19, 
I came home from work to find the BAM 
with an article about the Jewish- Arab 
Dialogue Group ("Peace Talks," October). 

1 needed to relax after a harrowing 
day: An Arab terrorist bombed a bus in 
Tel Aviv, where both my husband and 
I work, killing twenty-five innocent peo- 
ple. When I heard about the incident 
on the radio in the morning, I called my 
husband's office to hear he hadn't arrived. 
It took me three long hours to track him 
down. Thank G-d, he was fine. But what 
about the other husbands, mothers, sis- 

ters, friends, and grandmothers on that 
bus? How long must this go on? The 
more we make "peace," the worse it gets! 

When I read that Brown students 
have tears in their eyes when they think 
about imprisoned Palestinians being 
denied candy, I can only think: It's a good 
thing you're crying for them, because I 
have no tears left. Nobody on that bus 
will ever have candy again. The terrorist 
who caused their deaths had been previ- 
ously imprisoned and then, with mis- 
placed mercy, was released. 

Anyone, Jew or Arab, in Israel who 
attempts to kill innocent people (with 
stone-throwing at moving cars, knives, 
guns, bombs, etc.) should not be put in 
prison; they should be given the death 
penalty without regard to race, religion, 
creed, gender, age, or sexual orientation. 
What could be fairer than that? 

Susan Shapiro '8y 

Petach Tikva, Israel 

Editor: I found your article, "Peace 
Talks," extremely slanted against Israel. 
For example: "Brown is hearing about 
the underside of Israeli army service, 
and about displaced Palestinian fami- 
lies "Is Brown hearing about how it 




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anguishes the Arabs who are throwing 
rocks and molotov cocktails, and shoot- 
ing at civilian Jewish cars? 

Musa claims that her parents were 
forced to flee Palestine in 1948. Israel in 
1948 asked Arabs iiat to flee. Rather, the 
Arab leaders told their people to flee. 

"Both groups cringed when they 
heard the news of Baruch Goldstein — " 
Did both groups cringe when Arabs 
gunned down civilians in the middle of 
Jerusalem this fall? Or when a few days 
later they kidnapped nineteen-year-old 
Nachson Wachsman and held him for 
ransom until they murdered him? Or a 
few days later, when they placed a sui- 
cide bomb in a public bus in the heart of 
Tel Aviv at 9 a.m., when hundreds of 
people were going to work, and twenty- 
two innocent civilians were killed? 

I'm all for dialogue. But both sides 
have to be heard. And both sides' faults 
should be exposed. 

Israeli Jews are willing and wanting 
to live here in peace with the Arabs. Are 
the Arabs? Or will they continue to ter- 
rorize us? 

Tzippomh Manstein Click '76 


Brown in Korea 

Editor. In your excellent article about 
Professor Paik of Seoul National Univer- 
sity of Korea ("The Dangerous Task of 
Being a Gentleman," October), you 
quoted Professor Myung-Hyun Lee of 
the same institution, but rieglected to 
indicate that he is also a Brown graduate 
school alumni with a Ph.D. [1974] in 
philosophy from Brown. Like Professor 
Paik, Professor Lee is one of the key 
intellectual leaders of that nation - lead- 
ers who fought for and are still continu- 
ing to fight for the individual freedom 
of the Korean people. 

Mim/oung Lee '73 Pli.D. 

Schenectady, N.Y. 
The BAM regrets the omission. - Editor 

Electric trains 

Editor. Jason C. Becker '50, who opposes 
the electrification of Amtrak's New 
Haven-Boston hne (The Classes, Novem- 
ber), sounds misguided. 

I spent almost all of my early life close 
to the tracks of what is now Amtrak's 
Northeast Corridor, was then the Penn- 
sylvania Railroad, and was then electrified 
(as it is now). I know what it's like to 

live near an electrified railroad. 

Trains propelled by electricity pro- 
duce less noise and vibration than trains 
propelled by diesel engines or gas tur- 
bines. They emit no fumes; diesels and 
gas turbines do. The alleged problems due 
to curves, grade crossings, and danger 
to wildlife would be the same regardless 
of the trains' method of propulsion. 

Becker raises the issue of potential 
health problems from electromagnetic 
fields. If he is so concerned about them, 
I assume he has no electricity in his 
home - no electric lights, no television, 
no radio, no stereo, no refrigeration, no 
vacuum cleaner, no electric blanket, no 
electric clocks, etc. These subject him to 
more electromagnetic radiation than the 
electric railroad would. 

His claims about saving taxpayer 
money are false. In the long run electrifi- 
cation will save taxpayer money, since 
the operating and maintenance costs 
of electric trains are less than those of 
diesel or gas turbine trains. As for the 
alleged decline in property values, this is 
an argument that has been used against 
every progressive proposal since time 
immemorial. It almost always turns out 
to be wrong. It seems to me that trains 
that emit less noise, vibration, and fumes 
than the present ones would improve 
the environment and probably enhance 
real estate values. 

It would be a shame if the NIMBY 
philosophy sabotaged a project that 
would be both a transportation and an 
environmental improvement. 

Nonnnn Rolfe '4.6 

San Francisco 

Wrong fruit 

Editor: Jennifer Sutton's article, "To Mar- 
ket," in the December BAM was well- 
written and enjoyable. However, it does 
contain an error. The fruit mentioned on 
pages 33 and 35 are not lichees but rather 
a close cousin, the rambutan. 

Although they taste quite similar, the 
lichee has a pebbled shell that is reddish- 
brown when ripe, while the rambutan 
has a somewhat redder shell covered with 
soft, hairy spikes, as pictured on page 35. 

Harold /. Turin '^0 

Newton, Mass. iD 


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(December), were altered bv the author. 

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One day, when Rada 
Adzhubei was a 
young girl in Moscow, her 
father gave her a small flock 
of birds as pets. She fed them 
daily and faithfully cleaned 
their cage. Then World War II 
broke out, and suddenly she 
was on a train to Kiev with 
her mother and brother. Her 
father stayed behind with her 
pets until Moscow was no 
longer safe. As he prepared 
to flee, Rada's father consid- 
ered the birds he was about 
to abandon. Alone, they faced 
certain death. He opened the 
cage and set them free. 

Rada Adzhubei's father 
was Nikita Khrushchev, head 
of the Soviet Union during 
one of the iciest periods of the 
Cold War. Under Khrush- 
chev, Soviet troops invaded 
Hungary, killing thousands 
of people and turning many 
more into political refugees. 
Today he is better known as 
the strongman who installed 
missiles in Cuba than as the 
father who lavished attention 
on his children and their pets. 

Left: Sharing a hom of wine 

with Fidel Castro in Soviet Georgia. 

Above: On a stroll with son 

Sergei and grandsons Nikita 

and Alyosha Adzhubei. 

With the Cold War over, 
Adzhubei and a number of 
Soviet and U.S. scholars 
believe that history may be 
ready for a less demonized 
Khrushchev. Such was the 
premise of an early December 
conference on campus spon- 

After the thaw 

The fall of the Soviet Union has eased such 
impromptu chats as this one between Yuli 
Vorontsov, Russian ambassador to the United States, 
and Thomas Pickering, U.S. ambassador to Russia. 
The two men conferred in the Salomon Center audito- 
rium before addressing the Watson Institute's Decem- 
ber Khrushchev conference. "It will take Russia at 
least a generation," Pickering told the gathering, "to 
build a democratic society and a market economy out 
of the wreckage of the Soviet system." 

sored by the Thomas J. Wat- 
son Institute for International 
Studies. For three days histo- 
rians, journalists, diplomats, 
and Khrushchev family 
members marked the looth 
anniversary of his birth by 
mulling over his achievements 
and failures. The names of the 
attendees - including Marvin 
Kalb, Pierre Salinger, and Max 
Frankel - read like the index 
to a Kennedy-era history. 

The conference high- 
lighted Khrushchev's many 
contradictions. As Soviet pre- 
mier from 1957 to 1964, he 
defiantly lowered the Iron 
Curtain by raising the Berlin 
Wall. But his son Sergei, a vis- 
iting scholar at Brown, re- 
called a father who relished 
weekends gathering mush- 
rooms at the family dacha 
outside Moscow. Friday 
evenings, Sergei said, the 
elder Khrushchev arrived 
with a stack of newspapers, 
"and we children stood in line 
waiting to see who would be 
the first to read aloud to him." 

Not that the family es- 
caped his harsh, domineer- 
ing side. Grandson Alexei 
Adzhubei's recollection of 
school vacations sometimes 
suggested an atmosphere of 

worker camps. At the dacha 
children had to be productive 
and industrious; there was 
always a greenhouse to build 
or a garden to cultivate. 

Such reminiscences 
revealed an intriguing combi- 
nation of formidable bureau- 
crat and devoted family man. 
Both public and private sides 
could in rare instances be seen 
together, as when Khrushchev 
heard the news that World 
War II was over. Immediately 
he sent a car to fetch Rada, 
then sixteen, to join him in the 
center of Kiev. An exultant 
Khrushchev, who was then 
first secretary of the Ukraine, 
temporarily ignored his 
Communist Party cronies 
and swept his daughter into 
the "seething, boiling" 
crowds. The same man who 
would one day threaten to 
"bury" the West, who would 
help bring the world to the 
brink of nuclear destruction, 
now rejoiced over the end of 
war with his daughter. 

A kinder, gentler Khrush- 
chev? Or an ironfisted despot 
pounding his shoe at the 
United Nations? Historians 
must now reconcile these 
images of one of the cen- 
tury's craftiest rulers. - J.S. 


Shattered calm 

Lnst NoN'ember an Asian- 
Americnn student 
picked up the telephone in her 
Hope College room and heard 
a voice say, "Go home, gook." 
Two weeks later an African- 
American sophomore found 
the word "nigger" scrawled 
across her door in New Pem- 
broke. An incensed President 
Vartan Gregorian responded 
to these racial incidents - two 
of a handful that stunned the 
campus last fall - bv offering a 
$1,000 reward for information 
leading to the culprits. And 
students were suddenly con- 
fronted with the anger, fear, 
and defensi\eness triggered 
by raw racism. 

Enter Michael Dyson. The 
former assistant professor of 
Afro- American studies, who 
left last year for the Uniyer- 

The good 

Any laborer with a 
hernia, no health 
insurance, and no savings 
can quickly be out of a job - 
unless he lives in San Fran- 
cisco. There he calls the 
Ambulatory Surgery Access 
Coalition, which sends him 
to one of three dozen doctors 
and nurses willing to fix him 
up for free. By volunteering 
to perform a few procedures 
one Saturday every six 
weeks, says Cindy Caldwell, 
the Coalition's executive 
director, doctors have treated 
more than thirty of the city's 
uninsured residents over the 
last year. 

Caldwell's salary comes 
from a new Brown-based 
program that underwrites 
novel ways of getting quality 

sitv of North Carolina, has 
carxed out a place alongside 
Cornel West, bell hcioks, and 
other young black intellectu- 
als who blend African-Amer- 
ican pop culture into their 
scholarly work on racial 
issues. Dyson was a popular 
professor at Brown because 
he spoke students' language; 
he spiked his lectures with 
references to rappers Snoop 
Doggy Dogg and Chuck D 
as well as W.E.B. Du Bois 
and Martin Luther King Jr. 

Although Dyson had been 
invited to speak before racial 
insults shattered the usually- 
quiet end of the semester, by 
the time he arrived in Pro\'i- 
dence he was more than just 
a theatrical lecturer. To angry 
minority students and defen- 
sive white students, he 

health care to those who can't 
afford it. Directed by H. 
Denman Scott, the medical 
school's associate dean for 
primary care, "Reach Out: 
Physicians' Initiative to 
Expand Care to Underserved 
Americans" has already 
awarded a maximum of 
$100,000 each to twenty-two 
projects around the country. 
With a total of $14 million 
from the Robert Wood John- 
son Foundation, it is selecting 
twenty more and will follow 
these one-year development 
grants with three-vear operat- 

" We punish each 

other, " says 
Michael Dyson, 
"for not living up 
to racial reality. " 

became a healer. His familiar 
presence seemed to soften the 
hostility as he exhorted the 
Salomon Center crowd to 
treat each other as allies, not 
enemies, in the fight for racial 

The incidents remain un- 

ing awards of up to $200,000. 

The forty or so pilot pro- 
grams, says Reach Out deputy 
project director Melinda 
Komiske, will become models 
for overcoming whatever 
practical obstacles stand 
between the uninsured and 
adequate health care, from a 
lack of transportation to a 
shortage of primary care 
physicians. Most of the $14 
million will be spent on 
recruiting patients and ser\'ice 
providers and then clearing 
such administrative details as 
scheduling operating room 
time and convincing pharma- 
ceutical companies to donate 
medications. "Once you bring 
a patient into this kind of pro- 
gram," Komiske says, "a lot of 
things have to happen. Doc- 
tors are busy treating people - 
they don't ha\'e time for that." 

Scott and Komiske 
believe that Reach Out will 
eventually expose the med- 
ical school's aspiring primary 

solved, but peo- 
ple who see noth- 
ing wrong with 
telling a "gook" 
to go home might 
consider Dyson's 
words a wake-up 
call. Democracy, 
he reminded his 
audience, means 
expanding boundaries so 
everyone belongs, not just 
one group or two. "There is 
no such thing as purity in 
America," he said. "If nations 
were dogs, America would 
be a mongrel, a hybrid, a 
Creole." -J.S. 

care physicans not only to 
real-world examples of good 
medicine, but also to ways 
their skill can reach the poor 
and working poor. Already 
Brown is a crucial resource 
for many Reach Out projects. 
"Just this morning," Komiske 
says, "the people at a project 
in Buncombe County, North 
Carolina, called and said, 
'We want to recruit more pri- 
mary care physicians. What 
do we do?' " After a few 
phone calls and a literature 
search on Josiah, the library 
on-line catalog, Komiske gets 
quick answers. 

"Health care providers," 
says Caldwell, "have not typ- 
ically taken a lot of responsi- 
bility for the health-care situ- 
ation. Projects like this one 
are geared at giving them a 
means to do something about 
the lack of access for 40 mil- 
lion uninsured Americans." 

14 /FEBRUARY 1995 

state poet's society 

What Keeps 

We live on a hillside 
close to water 
We eat in darkness 
We sleep in the coldest 
part of the house 
We love in silence 
We keep our poetry 
locked in a glass cabinet 
some nights We stay up 
passing it back and forth 
between us 
drinking deep 

- CD. Wright 

An arctic chill kept 
much of Providence 
indoors last month when 
associate professor of English 
CD. Wright mounted the 
outdoor podium at Mayor 
Vincent "Buddy" Cianci's 
inauguration and read her 
first work written as Rhode 
Island state poet. In front of 
her, she said afterward, sat 
women in floor-length fur 
coats, men in dark suits, and 
police bearing "lots of hard- 
ware." The "Star Spangled 
Banner" was sung by a girl 
of about ten. "I asked her if 
she was nervous," Wright 
recalls, "and she said, 'No, 
I've done this before, at a 
New England Patriots game.' 

1 said, 'Then 1 won't be 
ner\'ous, too.' " 

A mayoral inaugu- 
ration may be an odd 
place for an academic 
and an award-winning 
poet, but Wright, who 
is also the poet laureate 
of Boone County, Ark- 
ansas, believes that 
poetry "is doomed if 
it's done essentially in 
isolation. It doesn't just 
belong to poets and the 
academy. The need for 
it is profouncH." 

Such noble senti- 
ment is common among 
poets, but Wright 
ranges far and wide to 
put it into practice. Last 
fall she spent a week in 
North Carolina at the 
Duke University Med- 
ical Center, reading her 
poems to any patient 
who wished to hear and 
discuss them - mostly 
children and adoles- 
cents with cystic fibrosis 
and adults facing heart 
surgery. In December 
Wright's "Lost Roads 
Project," a multimedia 
exhibit of past and pre- 
sent literature from her 
native Arkansas, 
opened in Little Rock. 
The intention of the ex- 
hibit,which she calls her best 
work yet, is to convince resi- 
dents that "before the strip 
mall, there was something 
more substantial." 

Rhode Island state poets - 
Wright is only the second - 
sen'e for five years at $1,000 a 
year. "This kind of court poet 
is so stigmatized in the mod- 
ern intellectual world," she 
says. Yet she believes the post, 
together with its salary, could 
be another vehicle for finding 
that elusive wider audience. 

It won't be easy, how- 
ever. At the reception follow- 
ing the inauguration, the 
mayor thanked her and 
someone asked her to sign 
her poem. But the loud ban- 
ter of politics soon prevailed. 
Wright looked on until her 
feet thawed, then headed 
home. -N.B. 

"Sustaining human life on 
the earth requires at least 
three crucial sets of Ideas: 
that cohabitation with the 
natural world is necessary; 
that there are limits to 
human activity; and that 
the benefits of human 
activity need to be more 
widely shared." 

Robert W. Kates, geo- 
grapher and University 
Professor (Emeritus), from 
"Sustaining Life on the 
Earth" in the October 
1994 Scientific American. 


". . . In their confident, 
forceful elegance, in their 
modern simplicity of line, 
in their remarkable ability 
to combine a look of virtu- 
ous personhood with a 
look of sleek and easy ani- 
mality, suits are very sexy." 

Martha C. Nussbaum, 

University Professor of 
Classics and Philosophy 
and adjunct professor of 
comparative literature, 
in "Looking Good, Being 
Good, " an essay /review 
in the January 2, 1995 
New Republic. 


If you think only conserv- 
ative white guys liked 
High Noon and The Searchers, 
think again, says Yardena 
Rand, a doctoral candidate in 
American Civilization study- 
ing the pop-culture appeal of 
western movies. 

Of the hundreds of fans 
Rand surveyed across the 
country, 40 percent are 
women. Like men, they 
admire the independence of 
a Gary Cooper or a John 
Wayne, yet the enthusiasm 
of these female fans is damp- 
ened somewhat. Rand says, 
by the images of their cellu- 
loid counterparts. These 
women don't aspire to be 
schoolmarms, submissive 
wives, or prostitutes - they 
want to ride the range. 

So do people of color, 
who make up lo percent of 
Rand's study. So do gays and 
lesbians, who, according to 
Rand, identify with charac- 
ters living "on their own 
terms ... in defiance of social 
conventions." She even heard 
from Native Americans who, 
despite the often insulting 
portrayal of their people, are 
drawn to the personal free- 
dom depicted in westerns. 

That freedom attracts a 

broad range of stereotypical 
opposites who grew up 
watching westerns; death 
penalty supporters, feminists, 
and card-carrying members 
of the ACLU. They all crave 
the adventure and wide-open 
landscapes, the codes of 
honor and the happy endings. 

Still, some fans prefer to 
stay in the closet, Rand says. 
They remember the 1960s and 
igyos, when the western's 
popularity plummeted, its 
gun-toting bravado discred- 
ited by the civil rights and 
women's movements and the 
Vietnam war. Young men 
who admired John Wayne 

Yardena Rand: 
Corralling cowboy junkies. 

went off to war as cowboys 
and came home pariahs. 

Rand's scholarly interest 
coincides with the arrival of 
more diverse western charac- 
ters. Movies such as Dances 
With Wolves, Lonesome Dove, 
and Unforgiven have intro- 
duced the frontier to a new 
generation of fans, so that 
westerns, she says, no longer 
need be only a "white man's 
world." - ].S. 



I he latest registrar's 
.A. report suggests that 
undergraduate students are 
getting smarter - or are they? 
The number of A's at Brown 
has gone up by more than 30 
percent since the 1983-84 
academic year, while the 
number of C's has declined 
by 26 percent. Especially 
steep has been the increase in 
A's in the social sciences (a 
whopping 52 percent) and 
the humanities (37 percent). 
"There is some dispute as 
to whether this is a problem or 
not," says registrar and curric- 
ular research dean Katherine 
Lewis. "This tendency for 
grades to nudge up over time 
is in line with the national 
trend at other schools." 

Therein lies the rub. Stu- 
dents fear that unilateral 
action taken to toughen 
grades at Brown would make 
them less competitive with 
students from other colleges. 
For now, at least, graduate 
school admission officials are 
the ones primarily concerned. 
They complain, Lewis reports, 
that increasingly meaningless 


16 / FEBRUARY 1995 

Courtside analysis 


grade transcripts are 
forcing them to overrely on 
letters of recommendation 
and standardized tests for 
evaluating applicants. 

Setting national grading 
standards is unlikely, how- 
ever; Lewis says some col- 
lege officials believe marks 
are higher because students 
are doing better work. Others 
blame the trend on - what 
else? - the 1960s. Data from 
Lewis's office suggests that 
grades began creeping up in 
the 19705 before rising more 
sharply in the 1980s. The 
whole thing may have begun 
during the Vietnam War as a 
kind of academic draft- 
dodging. "I was an under- 
graduate at the time," Lewis 
says, "and professors would 
say they hated to flunk any- 
one because the student 
could end up in Vietnam." 

n overflow 
ammed U.S District 
Court in Pro\'idence 
in mid-December to 
watch attorneys slug 
it out one more time 
over Brown's sports 
equity controversy. 
After one injunction, 
one appeal, and three 
months of testimony in 
this appeal of the 
appeal, U.S. Judge Ray- 
mond ]. Pettine heard 
final arguments on the 
final issue: how do you 
measure equality? More 
specifically, how do you 
determine whether men 
and women have equal 
opportunities at Brown - a 
requirement of the federal 
education statute known as 
Title IX? 

When it comes to sports, 
the focus of this case, the 
problem is one of simple 
math, contends Lynn Labin- 
ger, attorney for the plain- 

tiffs. Brown's sports program 
is unequal until it has the 
same gender proportions as 
its student bodv. If that body 
consists roughly of half 
women and half men, she 
says, the sports program is 
not fairly balanced until it 
reflects this same "numerical 

Since substantially more 
men than women now par- 
ticipate in the program, 
Labinger argues the Univer- 
sity should correct the num- 
bers by adding, not eliminat- 
ing, women's teams. If 
budget constraints require 
fimding cuts - the case in 
recent years - the sports pro- 
gram should bring propor- 
tionality closer to the ideal by 
carving more deeply on the 
men's side. Cutting equally 
on both sides only perpetu- 
ates the existing imbalance. 

Such logic is simplistic, 
according to Walter B. Con- 
nolly, Brown's lead trial attor- 
ney. The reason women's 

teams are fewer at Brown, he 
says, is not discrimination 
but lack of interest. This 
explains why some women's 
varsity squads are smaller 
than in the past. Fewer 
women are trying out for 
them, so adding more teams 
would be ludicrous. 

Connolly maintains that 
the sports program's enroll- 
ment percentages must be 
judged in context. Male and 
female students have differ- 
ent interest levels for playing 
sports, and Brown's history 
of team expansion shows no 
discriminatory tilt. Title IX, 
he concludes, is no simple 
quota rule. 

Pettine listened to the 
lawyers one last time, twitted 
them for their "provocative" 
remarks, then ordered them 
to deliver summary briefs in 
early February. Knockout 
punches are unlikely, how- 
ever: No matter what Pettine 
decides, another round of 
appeals is likely. - j.R. 

The action so far 

April 1991: 

Brown cuts funds for 
four varsity teams: 
men's water polo, 
men's golf, women's 
gymnastics, women's 

April 1992: 

Members of the 
women's gymnastics 
and volleyball teams 
file suit, alleging 
sexual discrimina- 
tion under Title IX. 

December 1992: 

Federal Judge 
Raymond J. Pettine 
requires Brown to 
reinstate fvmding 
for the two women's 
teams. Brown 

April 1993: 

Brown loses appeal, 
restores funding. 

September 1994: 

Case moves to trial 
before Judge Pettine. 

December 1994: 

Lawyers present 
final arguments. 


The chicken or the ape? 

The world knows Jane 
Goodall as a silent 
observer, a focused woman 
crouched in some obscure 
African corner, patiently 
watching chimpanzees. Don't 
be fooled. Underlying the 
long years of sitting still are 
the curiosity of a scientist and 
the tenacious will of a com- 
mitted environmentalist. 
Even as a young girl 
Goodall sensed that answers 
come to those who watch and 
wait. Describing an early 
childhood mystery to a 
packed house at the Salomon 
Center in November, she 
recalled, "I wanted to know 
where the egg came from, 
and no one would tell me." 

Knowing that chickens don't 
lay eggs in front of intruders, 
the young Goodall stooped in 
a corner of her family's hen- 
house and waited. Hours 
later, the little girl emerged 
tired and dirty, but the "gleam 
of fascination" in young Jane's 
eyes softened her mother's 
irritation at her disappear- 
ance. A scientist was born. 
By i960 Goodall had left 
her native England for the 
shores of Tanzania's Lake 
Tanganyika. At the request of 
famed paleontologist and 
anthropologist Dr. Louis 
Leakey, she studied several 
families of chimpanzees living 
in the area. She earned her 
Ph.D. from Cambridge in 

I yds, then returned to Africa 
to foimd the Gombe Stream 
Research Center. After more 
than three decades of re- 
search, six major books, and 
countless articles, Goodall is 
now one of the most respected 
field biologists in the world. 

Observing primates for so 
many years, however, has 
also meant witnessing the 
alarming destruction of 
African habitat. A saddened 
Goodall has been drawn to a 
somewhat reluctant activism. 
Although she remains far 
more comfortable noting the 
behavior of the "nonhuman 
animals" of Gombe, she has 
lent her name to environ- 
mental causes around the 
world. "I had all those years 
of living my dream," she 
explains. "Now it's time to 
give back to a species that 
has given so much to me." 

Despite the precipitous 
decline of Africa's wildlife, 
Goodall, at sixty, retains the 
veteran scientist's faith in 
rational solutions. "There are 
many who say it is too late to 
reverse the damage that has 
already been done to the 
environment," she says. "I 
disagree. We have a new 
understanding of the threat, 
and we are capable of creat- 
ing healing technologies 
because we are a problem- 
solving species." - C.G. 

Hunger and Thrift 

Wanting to direct the attention - and 
dollars - of busy students to world 
hunger, David Bodnick '95 wound up 
at the White House in November to 
receive one of two Outstanding Student 
Organizer awards from Oxfam America. 
Bodnick's marble project, pictured here, 
dropped a marble into a glass container 
every 2.5 seconds, the period between 
each child death from malnutrition. 
Passers-by on the Green, where the 
project was displayed, could buy one of 
its 35,000 marbles for five dollars. In a 
week, Bodnick raised more than $4,000 
for the hunger organization. 

.■7. . .''«,'■!' 


After Marion Barry 's 
1990 arrest for cocaine 
possession, a grainy videotape 
broadcast on national televi- 
sion showed the Washington, 
D.C., mayor hunched over a 
crack pipe. A conventional 
politician's career would have 
been finished. 

Marion Barry is no con- 
ventional politician. Joseph 
McCormick, a visiting associ- 
ate professor of public policy 
from Howard University 
who tracks local Washington 
politics, says that in retro- 
spect Barry's November 
reelection to a fourth term is 
hardly surprising. 

"Morality and ethics 
aside, who was the best politi- 
cian in the race?" McCormick 
asks. "Marion Barry, hands 
down." Barry, he says, knows 
how to work a crowd; he 
knows "what levers to pull," 
dressing in Afrocentric cloth- 
ing during his 1990 trial, 
adopting an African name, 
and joining one of Washing- 
ton's well-known African- 
American Baptist churches. 

Barry, in fact, fashioned 
himself into a prodigal son: 
having done wrong, he was 
now coming home to ask 
his people for redemption. 
Wliether or not Washing- 
tonians truly believed in what 
McCormick calls Barry's 
"political theater," they wel- 
comed him hack: "There's 
a chord of forgiveness that 
runs deep in many African- 
American commimities. Barry 
played that to the max." 

Less widely known out- 
side the African- American 
community is Barry's long 
history as an activist. As "one 
of the major field generals" of 
the civil rights movement 
during the 1960s, he led the 
Student Nonviolent Coordi- 
nating Committee and 
founded a local anti-poverty 
program for inner-city kids. 

18 / FEBRUARY 1995 

In the seventies he ads'anced 
from the Washington, D.C., 
school board to its city coun- 
cil. By 1979, he was in the 
mayor's office, where he 
stayed until his humiliating 
drug bust. 

Were Barry's supporters - 
nearly half the voters in last 
September's Democratic pri- 
mary - attracted by his years 
of experience or his image as 
a healed sinner? Probably 
both, says McCormick. In 
contrast to incumbent Sharon 
Pratt Kelly, an African- Amer- 
ican whose style was consid- 
ered too condescending and 
upper-middle-class by many 
x'Oters, Barry portrayed him- 
self as the candidate "of the 

Who is Marion Barry? 

last, the lost, and the least." 
By choosing Barry, McCor- 
mick says, black Washington 
seemed to be saving, "He may 
be a bad man, but he's our bad 
man, and he cares about peo- 
ple who look like us." 

Now the question is 
whether Barry can resurrect 
a broken city as adroitly as 
he resurrected his political 
career. McCormick says if 
any politician can convince 
his constituents to make sac- 
rifices, it is Barry. "If he is 
who he says he is, he'll turn 
Washington around." - J.S. 

The Latest 

Nexvsfrom Broum faculty 

Accounting for genocide 

In a chilling commentary in the December 8 
Nature, World Hunger Program assistant 
research professor Peter Uvin describes how 
government duplicit}' and statistical o\'ersight 
has hidden "some of the worst genocide the 
world has witnessed since the Second World 
War." Looking at United Nations population 
data for the African nations of Burundi and 
Rwanda, Uvin concludes that these figures 
fail to account for the "worst cases of the sys- 
tematic killing of minorities" in recent history 
and the exodus of hundreds of thousands of 
people fleeing widespread violence. 

Winy doesn't the U.N., which relies on 
government census reports, better compen- 
sate for a regime's attempt to disguise mas- 
sive killings? Uvin writes that "there are 
imderstandable technical reasons" for statisti- 
cians to miss sudden population drops, but 
warns that imtil they are addressed, the U.N. 
will continue to disseminate seemingly autho- 
rative numbers that "bear little resemblance to 
the real world." 

Naltrexone on the 
rocks, please 

Alcoholics looking to overcome their addic- 
tion might remember the name Naltrexone. 
Approved by the FDA on New Year's Eve, 
this drug, according to Robert Swift, associ- 
ate professor of psychiatry in the medical 
school, actually modifies the intoxicating 
effects of alcohol by blocking the action of 
internal opiates in the brain. 

Swift explains in the October Auierican 
journal of Psxjchiatry that nonalcoholic subjects 
who received a dose of Naltrexone and then 
got "just shy of drunk" failed to experience the 
highs of alcohol and were left with its unpleas- 
ant side-effects such as sleepiness and nausea. 
Other studies have shown that because alco- 
holics taking Naltrexone are less able to enjoy 
a high, they drink less and abstain for longer 

periods of time - in some cases, completely. 

Naltrexone is about to get an even stiffer 
test. Swift next plans to administer it to stu- 
dents imbibing at an East Side bar to test its 
effect in a "nahiralistic" setting. At last report, 
there was no shortage of volunteers. 

Teen rape 

Though most people associate rape with 
menacing strangers, many women are sexu- 
ally assaulted by friends and relatives. The 
threat is greatest to adolescent girls, accord- 
ing to a new study led by Jeffrey Peipert, 
assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecol- 
ogy in the School of Medicine. 

More than three-quarters of the teenagers 
treated for sexual assault from 1990 through 
1993 at Women and Infants' Hospital in Prov- 
idence said they knew their attacker. Nearly 
two-thirds of the assaults occurred during a 
party, a date, or some other social encounter, 
Peipert reports in the November issue of 
Obstetrics and Gynecologxi. 

The message, he says, is that parents and 
teachers must better educate young women 
about sexual assault. "They don't think about 
rape when they're at a friend's house, talking 
with their friend's older brother," he says. 
"But they need to know tliis is how things can 

Bloodsucking artistry 

Artists ha\'e been known to draw inspiration 
from extremes: a dazzling love affair or a 
miserable bout with depression, say. But 

The central nervous system of leeches, to 
be exact. Assistant professor of pathology 
Elaine Bearer, also an adjunct assistant pro- 
fessor in the niusic department, has com- 
posed a piece for piano, violin, and cello that 
includes a movement based on the rhythmic 
firing patterns of a leech's neurons. 

The piece is a tribute to John G. Nicholls, 
a neuroscience professor and mentor from 
Bearer's undergraduate days at Stanford. 
Several hundred of his former proteges gath- 
ered last November at the Uni\'ersity of 
Miami to celebrate his sixty-fifth birthday; a 
performance of Bearer's composition was the 
centerpiece gift. "For a music critic it would 
have been beastly boring," Bearer says, "but 
for a group of scientists it was a lot of fun." 



with Honig 

I he miracle, said Susan 
_1_ Brown, was that the 
anthology onlv took a year to 
produce. But coaxing essavs, 
memoirs, letters, poems, and 
prose from eighty-two 
authors who knev\' the results 
would be a tribute to Edwin 
Honig for his seventy-fifth 
birthday sped things along. 

The result, A Glass of 
Green Ten - leitli Honi^, is a 
400-page celebration by stu- 
dents, colleagues, and friends 
of the popular professor 
emeritus of English and co- 
founder of Brown's creative 
writing and theater arts pro- 
grams. Susan Brown, a pro- 
fessor of Portuguese and 
Spanish at three Providence 
colleges and a frequent Honig 
collaborator, made her com- 
ments in October to 100 fans 
gathered at CAV, a down- 
town Pro\'idence coffeehouse 
- an apt setting for an inter- 
nationally recognized scholar 
and translator and a major 
poet in his own right. 

A Glass of Green Tea grew 
out of a 1993 suggestion by 
Henrv Gould 'yy, a poet and 
an acquisitions librarian at 
the Rockefeller library, and 
the efforts of Tom Epstein '94 
Ph.D., publisher of the literary 
magazine Alea. Candis Dixon 
'76 designed the book, and 
much of the money came 
from President Vartan Gre- 
gorian after encouragement 
from the late Fellow Richard 
Salomon '32. 

"We hope the book brings 
some new recognition of 
Edwin's impact on American 
letters," Gould said. 

Honig, who retired in 
1982, is completing a volume 
of collected poems. Epstein 
said of Honig, "He's still 
involved with the purity of 
the quest. He may be old in 
body, but his poet's voice is 
still vigorous." - j.R. 

What Thej Said 

Deconstruction is fashionable but fallacious. ... I have total contempt for 
the pernicious influence of criticism that distances readers from authors. 
Who needs ideas about literature? We need literature." 

Journalist and educator Alfred Kazin, the Walter H. Annen- 
berg Fellow at Brown, during a November 30 question-and- 
answer session in the Salomon Center. Kazin had just read 
from Writing Was Everything: Life as a Critic 1934-1994, a 
work-in-progress, as part of the President's Lecture Series. 

Just as the Beatles said they were more important than God - and in a way they 
were right -television can now claim to be more important than politics." 

New York Times reporter Elizabeth Kolbert during her November 10 
Salomon Center lecture, "Boxers or Briefs: Politics and the Media after MTV, " 
sponsored by the John Hazen White Sr. Public Opinion Laboratory. 

I have never been interested in telling the story of a man. In my work I want 
to Illuminate the times, and in the case of LBJ, to shed new light on how true 
national power is achieved." 

Robert Caro concluding the 1994 President's Lecture Series on December 12 
with a talk in Salomon entitled "New Borders of Biography. " A past recipient 
of the Pulitzer and Francis Parkman prizes, Caro is writing Master of the 
Senate, the third of his projected four-volume biography of Lyndon Johnson. 


I alk about an identity 
.L crisis. It's bad enough 
that the 150 seniors who com- 
plete all their degree require- 
ments in December must 
sally forth into the bleak win- 
ter world without first exit- 
mg through the Van Wickle 
gates. They must also float in 
baccalaureate limbo until 
June, deprived until then of a 
proper graduation complete 

with extended families, natty 
gowns, and expensive gifts. 
On December 5 members 
of the class of '94.5 did get the 
chance to bask briefly in their 
accomplishments, in a cere- 
mony that Sheila Blumstein, 
Dean of the College, took 
pains to make clear was not a 
graduation. "Brown has only 
one graduation each year," 
she said, "and it is held in 

Graduate Student Brian 

Kem (center) and Katrine 

Sele '94.5 (right) congratulate 

Derek Gordon '94.5 at 

President Gregorian' s home. 

Gordon has landed a job at 

Money magazine thanks to 

help from Victoria Ball 

(back to camera), Director 

of Career Planning. 

Mav- This is a celebration." 
At this celebration, then, 
Mindy Sobota and Paul More 
- both '94.5 - gave commence- 
ment-style speeches. After an 
hour of words and music. 
President Vartan Gregorian 
congratulated the grads-to-be, 
predicting they would be 
"known as the compassionate 
generation." He then led them 
and their friends to his house 
on Power Street for a recep- 
tion that took the edge off 
that .5. - J.R. 

20 / FEBRUARY 1995 


By James Reinbold 

Ice Hockey: 
Rising to the top 

Both women's and men's 
hockey have blasted 
into the 1994-95 season. The 
men reeled off five wins 
before their first loss and led 
the ECAC with a 9-3 record 
(10-4 overall in early Janu- 
ary). The women, meanwhile, 
ran off ten straight wins after 
a season-opening 3-3 tie with 

Ice hockey has long been 
popular among Brown sports 
fans, but enthusiasm hasn't 
been this high in years. A 
closer look, however, reveals 
that, far from bursting sud- 
denly into success, the teams 
have been making steady 
gains. In the race for the top. 
Brown's model has been 
more tortoise than hare. 

The strength of the pro- 
gram has been the persever- 

ance of its recently-appointed 
head coaches. Under Mar- 
garet Degidio-Murphy, a 
Brown assistant coach for 
two years before becoming 
head coach in the 1989-90 
season, the women's team 
has climbed the Ivy League 
ladder one rung at a time - 
from fifth place to first in five 
years. Last season the team 
was undefeated in Ivy play 
(10-0) and finished third in 
the ECAC (9-2) for a 16-5 
overall record. Brown then 
beat St. Lawrence in the first 
round of the ECAC tourna- 
ment before falling to trou- 
blesome Northeastern in the 
semifinal round. 

Not only have the Bears 
averaged seven-and-a-half 
goals in each of their ten 
wins (while holding oppo- 

MoIIy DriscoU '95 is 

one reason the women's team 

has kept the opposition in 

check this season. 

nents to just over two), they 
are doing it while their head 
coach is home with a new 
baby in North Smithfield, R.I. 
Degidio-Murphy's dedication 
to her team gives a whole 
new meaning to maternity 
leave, as this mother of all 
coaches phones in instruc- 
tions to assistant Russell 
McCurdy. McCurdy, himself 
no stranger to winning after 
fifteen years as head coach at 
University of New Hamp- 
shire, insists that his role has 
been secondary. "Margaret 
is still in charge," he says, 
adding that he doesn't feel 
that the team has peaked yet. 

On the men's side. Bob 
Gaudet has engi- 
neered a turnabout in men's 
hockey that is nothing short 
of remarkable. The former 
Dartmouth goalie's first sea- 
son in 1988-89 was a night- 
mare. After winning the first 
game (against his alma 
mater) Gaudet and his Bruins 
did not win again. At one 
win and twenty-five losses, 
he says, "We were the weak- 
est team in the nation." The 
trouble, he argues, was that 
"the team accepted losing. 
The mentality of the team 
had to change. Losing was a 
self-fulfilling prophecy." 

The solution? Hard work. 
"1 believe in the work ethic," 

Gaudet says. "I came to 
Brown with the knowledge 
that there was a big job to be 
done." Hard work has yielded 
results: After Gaudet's disas- 
trous rookie year. Brown 
reached the ECAC tourna- 
ment the next five and the 
NCAA tournament in 1993 - 
the first time since 1976. "Peo- 
ple thought 1 was crazy when 
1 came here saying my goals 
were to win the ECAC cham- 
pionship and win a national 
championship. But why set- 
tle for second best?" 

This year, the goal is to 
win Brown's first-ever ECAC 
championship. It will not be 
easy: All-ECAC goal tender 
Geoff Finch '94 has graduated 
as has the so-called "pipeline" 
of Canadian first-liners Kelly 
Jones '94, Chris Kaban '94, 
and Mark Fabbro '94, who 
together contributed ninety- 
five points last season. But 
the second line of Brian Jar- 
dine '96, Eric Trach '93, and 
Ryan Mulhern '96 has 
returned; they combined for 
ninety-four points in the 
1993-94 season. "It's tough 
to win the games you're sup- 
posed to win," Gaudet says. 
"But that's the challenge. We 
can't control how good other 
teams are. But we can control 
how good we are." 

Now let's see if winning 
can be this year's self-fulfilling 
prophecy. Q 


(Jamiaiy ly) 

Men's hockey (8-4) 
Women's hockey (10-0-1) 

Men's basketball (3-7) i 
Women's basketball (3-7) 1 
Men's swimming (0-2-1) '■ 
Women's swimming (1-2) ] 
Men's squash (0-3) t 
Women's squash (1-2) 
Wrestling (5-1) 
Gymnastics (1-0) 


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By James Reinbold 


a novel 

In harm's way 

Henry and Clara by Thomas Mallon '73 
(Ticknor & Fields, New York, N.Y., 1994), 

I here were two others in the presi- 
JL dential box at Ford's Theater on 
the night of April 14, 1865 - an engaged 
couple well known in the social circles 
of Washington, D.C. Miss Clara Harris, 
the daughter of Senator Ira Harris of 
New York, was much admired by Mrs. 
Lincoln for her charm and wit. Clara's 
fiance was Major Henry Rathbone, sur- 
vivor of some of the Civil War's bloodiest 
battles. Neither of these young people 
could do anything to stop John Wilkes 
Booth or the bullet he fired into the back 
of President Lincoln's head. Too late 
Rathbone leaped from his seat and suf- 
fered a gash the length of his arm from 
Booth's knife. It was blood from the 
major's severed artery, not from Lin- 
coln's internal hemorrhage, that stained 
the box. 

This is the last vivid image history 
has left us of Clara and Heiuy, who 
are little more than a footnote to 
Lincoln's assassination. And pre- 
cisely here is where Thomas Mallon, 
in his historical fiction, Henri/ niid 
Clara, picks up the story. 

Meticulously researched and 
embellished with enough Victo- 
rian effluvia and ephemera to 
anchor the reader in the nineteenth cen- 
tury, Mallon's novel tells the tragic tale 
of two bystanders whose lives were 
transformed by history. 

Raised in the same house as step- 
siblings (Clara's widowed father married 
Henry's widowed mother), the couple 
pursued a star-crossed courtship. Their 
union was discouraged by their parents, 
delayed by the Civil War, and ultimately 
doomed by the assassination. While 
Henry and Clara were married in 1867 
and had three children, in Mallon's tale 
they Hve out their lives under the pall 
of that April night. They are evermore 
the subject of gossip (why hadn't they 
saved the president?) and are racked by 
guilt - Clara because she stayed at Mrs. 
Lincoln's side and not her husband's; 
Henry because he hadn't repulsed Booth. 
Indeed, Henry and Clara are like charac- 
ters in a Greek tragedy, their existence 
governed by spilled blood and their fate 
seemingly foretold. 

In a letter written shortly after the 
assassination, Clara writes, "[Henry] 

bled so profusely as to make him very 
weak. My whole clothing as 1 sat in the 
box was saturated literally with blood, 
& my hands & face - You may imagine 
what a scene. Poor Mrs. Lincoln all 
through that dreadful night would look 
at me in horror & scream. Oh! my hus- 
band's blood - my dear husband's 
blood - which it was not, though I did 
not know it at the time." Mrs. Lincoln, 
of course, was undone by the murder 
and lived out the remaining seventeen 
years of her life in mourning and in and 
out of asylums; Henry would suffer a 
similar fate. 

For any writer of historical fiction, a 
tale's narrative scaffolding comes ready- 
made. Mallon could no more have had 
Rathbone save Lincoln's life than he 
could have halted Henry and Clara's 
inexorable march to their fate. Bound by 
a predestined plot spanning nearly forty 
years (1845-83, plus an epilogue dated 
1911), Mallon nevertheless manages 
to imbue his characters - especially the 
long-suffering Clara - with so much 
vitality that the reader yearns for them 
to escape the inevitable. 

Mallon relied on a wide variety of 
research material in constructing this 
gripping tale. In a note at the end of the 
book, he writes, "Nearly all the book's 
principal characters, and most of its 
minor ones, were living persons. Nearly 
all the extracts from letters and journals 
that appear in the text are made up, but 
in places quotations from actual mate- 
rial are included." He goes on to observe, 
"In the phrase historical fiction it is im- 
portant to remember which of the two 
words is which." 

In Mallon's skilled hands, weaving 
the real and the imagined yields a seam- 
less narrative - and a good read. [D 

Thomas Mallon 
is the author of 
six books, includ- 
ing A Book of 
One's Oum: 
People and Their 
Diaries. Henry 
and Clara is his third novel. A for- 
mer professor of English literature 
at Vassar, Mallon is literary editor 
of Gentleman's Quarterly and lives 
in New York City. 


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College Hill. 

A hard climb 

from downtown. 

Cool up there. 



^H onsider some typical hill-dwellers: the 

^H J Greek gods, holy hermits, Hollywood 

^^^^^ stars. Not a group known for timidity 
or lack of purpose. Either you're comfortable zap- 
ping people with lightning bolts and dispensing 
wisdom, or you're not. 

Hills foster self-assurance. Maybe it's the view. 
There's a farsightedness of spirit about those who 
habitually look out over trees and TV antennae 
and steeples to ponder the distance. Or maybe it's 
just audacity born of thin air. One or the other 
accounts for the confidence that fuels Brown. It's a 
visceral thing. You can see it in the way women 
toss their hair on Thayer Street, hear it in Professor 
Mark Bear's voice 
as he prepares to do 
"brain surgery" on 
three honeydew mel- 
ons in Neuroscience 
I, smell it in the 
"book juice" that 
seeps from rare vol- 
umes in the John 
Carter Brown Library 
like vapor from 
Aladdin's lamp. 

(and everything in between) 













Built as the "College Edific^'jn 1^0-7fi UniversiSy Hall 
was patterned aher- Princeton's. Nassau Mall jands^f^^isf^ 'A :, ~?- 
"'"" the Rev6Jutionary-V}^?i'as a barracks -r ':' , .^>'•..- - '> • - 
onldt troops'. Tpday'it^the ^^^rpiece of ^ 

relax bstvifieehdasse&,- Wh^a 

fr Street wiV 

28 / FEBRUARY 1995 

It took guts to name a university the color of 
mud (even if it was. the name of the most powerful 
family in town); to make Manning Hall an exact 
copy of the Temple of Diana in Eleusis, only twice 
as big; to create a concentration called Modern 
Media and Culture, then get the Forbes family to 
endow it; to give students the opportunity to take 
every last one of their classes satisfactory/no 
credit (a.k.a. pass/fail). 

When Brown's founders considered moving 
the College of Rhode Island from Warren to Provi- 
dence in 1770, John Brown suggested the hill be- 
hind his house as a good location. Forget it, some 
said; it's "an inaccessible mountain." Others, doubt- 
less in better shape, argued that College Hill was 
"a spot for the muses." In the end the muses won 
and University Hall went up. 


^H he attractions of hill living notwith- 
^1 standing, I confess 1 am a burrower by 
i^^^L nature. During my tenure at Brown 
(1978-82) I spent an inordinate amount of time in 
basements and tunnels, usually looking for a quiet 
place to read. Such oases are not hard to find: 
tunnels under Pembroke, tunnels under Wriston 
Quad (which is surrounded by a dry, medieval- 
style moat that was featured as the 
< latest in campus design in a 1949 
issue of Time magazine), the Bus 
Tunnel, the legendary tunnels deep 
under the Hill that no one mentions, 
through which John Brown allegedly 
smuggled slaves. 

College Hill is a place of assur- 
ance, revelation, and power. Is it a 
coincidence that both John Brown 
and Vartan Gregorian have lived on 
Power Street? It is the home of 
visionary gazers into the farthest 
reaches of scientific hypothesis, and 
of folks who can't wait to strip for 
the annual Naked Party at Watermyn 
Co-op. But Brown is also a place of 


Smiles like these at 
a Brown football 
game can mean 
only one thing: the 
Bears finally had a 
winning season. 
Above, sophomores 
Araina Jewell and 
Arienne Clark enjoy 
that victory feeling. 

enclaves and introspection, of hidden lairs where 
the Olympians leave you alone. Home to students 
who carve messages such as, "Take me. Science, 
for the Human World is Too Hard to Understand" 
into study carrels in the Rock. Home to Barnaby 
Keeney, for whom Keenev Quad is named (I knew 
it as West Quad), and who was rumored to work 
for the CIA while he was the twelfth President 
of Brown. Is it any surprise that one of the most suc- 
cessful films at the Avon in recent years was The 
Cr\/ing Gnnie, a movie driven by secrets, disguise, 
and great clothes? 

Of course, "Brown people" want to have their 
Hill and keep their tunnels, too. During my senior 
year I'd spend hours in the basement of Slater, 
anxiously "coloring," as my roommates called it. 
I was the only Brown student in an illustration 
course at RISD, and I felt like fresh bait twisting on 
a hook whenever my projects were discussed in a 
"crit." Then I'd creep through the tunnel that con- 
nects Slater South to Slater North, and climb to my 
room at sunset to watch the sky pleat itself into 
bands of pink and orange behind the belfry of the 
Unitarian Church, where tolls the largest and 
heaviest bell ever cast by Paul Revere. 

"RISD," I'd remind myself, standing in sun- 
shine so thick and yellow it looked like varnish, "is 
at the foot of the Hill and it's already in shadow." 
Then, with my world placed in its proper perspec- 
tive, I'd go finish my assignment. 

hen I graduated 
in 1982 I thought 
I was kissing 
Providence good-bye forever. Who 
knew I'd return six years later to live 
tme mile from the Brown campus 
as a "real person" (as opposed to a 
student) and make my living writing 
about travel? Which, in fact, is oddly 
appropriate. When I go to campus 
these days - to pick up a Gate pizza 
for dinner, to teach Welsh to Brown 
Learning Community students in the 
same Wilson classroom where I took 
French sixteen years ago - my eyes 
swim in a riptide of double vision. I 
see a foreign country in which I'm a return traveler 
who can only imperfectly remember the lay of the 
land: Rogers Hall has become Salomon; the Blue 
Room has taken over Airport Lounge; Bruno, 
the bronze bear from Marvel Gym, is now rearing 
up on the Green. It's alien territory until some 
small constant, like the smell of the Ratty - a mel- 
low, tomatoey aroma, like a can of Spaghetti-Os - 
switches the scene to 1979, and there I am again, 
racing from breakfast to Bill Jordy's architecture 
class in List. I've been perpetually confused since 
seventies fashions came back into vogue: students 
today look alarmingly like my friends and me as 
freshmen. (Except today, of course, they call them- 
selves "first-years," the current gender-neutral 

It is both as tourist and as time traveler, there- 
fore, that I undertake a tour of Brown, from the 
pinnacle of Carrie Tower (a 1904 gift of Count 
Bajnotti of Turin, in memory of his beloved, a local 
girl named Caroline Brown), to the tunnel-like 
gloom of the Annmary Brown Memorial (the tomb 
of Carrie's sister, whose husband erected it for her 
just three years later - also notable as the site where 
I accidentally ate sushi at a violin recital in 1982, 
thinking it was a petit-four). Enroute I experience 
the shock of the unexpected and the reassurance of 
the familiar. My first stop: the admission office. 

continued on page ^4 

30 / FEBRUARY 1995 

Sophomore roommates Elliott Winard and Xander 
Marro {above} show off the many colors of 
co-op living in their Milhous room. Mike Klein '96 
(left) shares his Zeta Delta Xi coed-fraternity 
quarters with an iguana that, he says, eats lettuce - 
but only romaine. never iceberg. 


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Both Loui Gianfrancesco. shown above at his 
Brook Street grinder-and-pasta emporium, 
Loui's, and Brown Chef Gino Corelli (far right,, 
in the soup at the Ratty) have been filling i, 
student stomachs for decades. According to : . 
Dean John Eng-Wong '62. shown here at the 
China Star diner, a Brown graduate student 
wrote a thesis about chow-mein sandwiches 
on white bread. Eng-Wong adds that he 
himself is a connoisseur of both highbrow 
and lowbrow food. 


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The grave of Providence author H.P. Lovecraft (above) at 
Swan Point Cemetery is mecca for fans of his supernatural 
stories. Here, Jennifer IVIcGirr fa/res a rubbing from the 
stone, which includes the Lovecraft line, "I am Providence." 
Opposite, English professor Keith Waldrop works in 
cavelike darkness in his office; of the gloom he explains, 
"We don't like light." 

If there is anything Hke a 
lookout tower on College 
Hill, it is the Corliss- 
Brackett House, built in 1877 and 
otherwise known as the College 
Admission Office. It sits like the 
Addams Family mansion on a 
high granite terrace well above 
street level, towering over down- 
town. The house is equipped with 
its original hydraulic elevators, 
plus the nation's first central heat- 
ing system and sliding insect 
screens. What better site from 
which to hurl the lightning bolts of acceptance and 

I go to see Heather Woodcock, associate direc- 
tor of admission, who tells me she used to have an 
office overlooking the street. From it she could 
watch applicants in jeans and shorts wriggling in 
the back seats of their parents' cars, then emerging 
in suits and dresses for their interviews. She 
shakes her head. "If they only knew," she says 
wryly. "We're rigorous, but we're not formal." 

People often confuse one quality with the 
other. Just because Brown has a relaxed attitude 
toward everything from clothing - my mother con- 
tends that Brown's only mandatory course is in 
wearing things that don't match - to concentra- 
tion-building, it doesn't follow that it's the Ivy 
League's "gut" school. "We face this perception all 
the time," Woodcock says. "And do you know 
what our official attitude is?" 

From the fighting tone in her \-oice I think 1 can 

"Don't take shit." 

Damn right. On my way out, I cut past one of 
Nicholas Swearer's bear sculptures on the second- 
floor landing - in true grunge fashion, it is wearing 

34 / FEBRUARY 1995 

a backwards baseball cap. Then 1 hurry to 
catch up with a tour group about to enter 
the Green. 

The "Brown Green" is not just an oxy- 
moron; it's a public relations dream come 
true. Stately buildings of worn brick and 
warm brown stone; a scattering of elms, 
magnolias, and flowering cherries; grass 
grown low and thick, the texture of 
velour (except in March, month of mud, 
when the Green is definitely brown). 
This is where President Gregorian has 
his picture taken, where applicants 
imagine themselves, what alumni see 
when they think back on "college." 

Many of my friends say they can 
visualize the Green better than their 
dorm rooms. It's where I watch my 
own memories play back scenes from 
enigmatic silent movies: A lone figure 
walking across one of the vertical 
paths in a snowstorm through electric 
blue twilight. The smell of a horse behind me; 

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I turn to see Providence Mayor Buddy Cianci in 
tight jodhpurs and a silk cravat, mounted on a stal- 
lion in unconscious (or not) imitation of the Mar- 
cus Aurelius statue on Lincoln Field. My ferret's 
escape from its leash and eventual caph.ire and 
return by John F. Kennedy Jr. '83. (The ferret was a 
short-lived, sophomore-year affectation; it went 
home after it ate my roommate's shoes and bit her 
big toe in the shower.) 

These and other unbidden images distract me 
as I slow to a stroll and join the tour group. High 
school students shuffle next to me, seeing the place 
clean and unadorned by memory. But most of 
them aren't doing much looking, anyway. I 
remember what a current student, HoUie Arnold 
'96, said about the Green when I asked her why 
she came to Brown. "Because people make eye 
contact on the Green," HoUie said. "I noticed it on 
my tour. Kids at other colleges look down a lot." 

None of the high school students on the tour 
are making eye contact; in fact, all are staring at the 
ground in fear that "Jess," our guide, might ask 
them a question. This seems unlikely because Jess 
is losing her voice, but she projects neo-sixties chic 
loud and clear with her hip-hugger bellbottoms 
and gauzy shirt. 

In Sayles Hall, where the walls are covered 
with portraits of Brown luminaries - of thirty-six, 
two are women and one is an African- American - 
a parent asks Jess, with evident concern, "So, how 
liberal is this place, anyway?" Without skipping a 
beat, Jess tells the worried father that there's some- 
thing for everyone here, thereby defining Brown 
as liberal m the best and oldest sense of being 
impartial and tolerant. It reminds me of a row of 
flyers tacked to a fence in the history department 
parking lot. 

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Jess changes the topic to Sayles's twenty- 
five-ton, 3,000-pipe organ, said to be the 
largest of its kind left in the world. There's 
a similar, slightly smaller, organ in the Chapter 
Room of Alpha Delta Phi in Goddard Hall, but no 
one can see or hear it because the Chapter Room 
is SECRET, off limits to all but frat brothers and 
Dean Arthur Gallagher, who keeps a key. 

"On the night before Christmas vacation," Jess 
says, "there's an organ recital here in Sayles and 
everyone brings sleeping bags and pillows and 
camps out overnight." Slumber parties are merely 
the latest curiosity Sayles has hosted over the past 
century. In 1889, when the building was just ten 
years old, the Brown baseball team used to practice 
in the basement on a makeshift wooden diamond 
laid atop a cushion of rotten leaves and sawdust. 
In 1992 Camille Paglia spoke to a crowd of hissing 

38 / FEBRUARY 1995 

Scenes from an autumn-weekend 
night: body-painting (far left) at the 
Naked Party, an annual Watermyn 
co-op event for the uninhibited 
(if you haven't disrobed after fifteen 
minutes, you must leave); a back- 
stage scene from a student production 
oflhe Illusion at Stuart Theatre in 
Faunce House (left); and preparing 
to go onstage in the same play. Amy 
Jacobson '97 (below) primps in the 
dressing room. 

Alas, the romance of Sayles Hall leaves the high 
school students cold. The highlight of the tour for 
them is the "new" Watson Center for Information 
Technology (alias the CIT, built in 1988). Jess shows 
us a classroom in which each seat has its own com- 
puter terminal, then casually mentions that some 
of her friends go to the CIT language lab each morn- 
ing to listen to the news from Moscow in Russian. 

By the end of the tour I wonder if this is the 
same Brown I attended. Maybe my friends were on 
to something when they nicknamed me The Mole. 
Had I spent so much time burrowing into books 
and basement art projects that I never learned that 
the "SciLi" floors were color-coded to match the 
pH scale? Or that the flagpole on the Green was 
once the mast of an America's Cup defender (the 
pole lost its top in the 1938 hurricane)? Or that 
Brown has the only Egyptology department in the 
Western hemisphere? 


Fated never to be at ease, the Earl of 
Nassau, a fourteenth-century French 
knight, perpetually charges into battle at 
the John Hay Library. Part of the massive 
Anne S.K. Brown Military Collection now 
owned by Brown, the lead military minia- 
ture was made in England in the 1960s. 

I meet junior Hollie Arnold in 
Dean Robin Rose's Office 
of Student Life. The dean has 
temporarily displaced her regular 
workmates - two happy golden retriev- 
ers - so I can hash over this thing called 
Brown with some current students. 

The Office of Student Life has an 
address that bodes well: 28 Benevolent 
Street. It occupies a well-proportioned, 
Greek Revival home built in 1827 by 
someone named Seth Adams. Before 
Keeney Quad went up across the street, 
the clapboard house faced a row of similar resi- 
dences. Now that space is occupied by a dorm we 
used to call The Zoo. 

Inside 28 Benevolent Street all vestiges of domes- 
ticit\' are now gone, replaced by fluorescent lights, 
file cabinets, and generic off-white walls. It's just as 
well: the vision of genteel women in long, swoosh- 
ing skirts doesn't stand a chance in the presence 
of outdoorsy Robin Rose. When I first met her, she 
had just returned from a BOLT (Brown Outdoor 
Leadership Training) adventure: five days' camp- 
ing with 130 students in New Hampshire's White 

"What symbolizes Brown to you?" 1 ask the stu- 
dents assembled in Rose's office. Rather than easy 
answers, they respond with a 
debate about the University's 
heralded diversity (a quick 
di\'ersity check shows twenty- 
four ethnic and international 
organizations on campus). 
"There isn't anything that 
bonds everyone together," says 
Hollie, "no one thing that 
everyone rallies aroimd. When 
you stress the diversity you 
lose some of the unity." 

Jeff Metzler '95, a fraternity 
brother whom I could swear 
I'd seen in a Tweeds cata- 
logue, agrees. "Everyone's an 
individualist here, and that's 
great. But often it can mean 
we have little in common." 
I didn't expect these senti- 

This year Brown's highly-ranked fencing team 
(above, sparring near the football team at Erickson 
Field) marks its centennial. Among Brown's substan- 
tial contingent of international students is freshman 
Min Htoo (opposite), posing here in his Keeney Quad 
room in the garb of his native Burma. He explained 
to photographer Karnow that the western-style shirt 
he wears underneath keeps the outfit from being 
"a peasant look. " 

ments. There's a photograph of me as a freshman 
standing beside my reflection in the mirrored wall 
of the Bio-Med building. I'm wearing Frye boots, 
a velour blazer with big lapels, and a plaid skirt - 
a poster girl for all that's goofy, awkward, and 
naive. The students I see today on campus project 
a hip sophistication that seems light-years away 
from that photo. I had assumed they would have 
a predictably cynical, unsentimental attitude to 
match the ripped jeans and leather. And yet these 
students tell me they crave a kind of old-fashioned 
school spirit. 

Julian Ho '95 saves the group from my rendition 
of "We Are Ever True to Brown" (the "ready with 
a beer" version), which I still sometimes sing in 
the shower. While the others are talking I've been 
keeping an eye on Julian's body, which seems to 
absorb and consider others' opinions before any 
words come out of his mouth. He bends and unfolds 
his long legs and squirms in his chair. When he 
says he's the codirector of Fusion Dance Company, 
I'm not surprised. Julian came to Brown because 

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(opposite) on Brool< Street, where you can 
buy everything from imported ceramics to 
locally-made sweet bread: and the descen- 
dents of Portuguese immigrants, such as this 
lad (above) showing off his cool shades. 

it's a lesser-known Ivy League school in his home- 
land of Singapore - "You're not bumping into 
Singaporeans everywhere," he says. He agrees with 
Hollie and Jeff about school spirit, with one excep- 
tion. Julian is convinced there ;s a rallying-point 
that draws people together from all over campus: 
the hockey team. "That's where I feel school spirit," 
he claims. "I'm an engi- 
neering major, and with 
twenty-two requirements 
we don't get many chances 
to come up for air." Al- 
though he doesn't skate or 
know anyone who does, 
Julian says the hockey 
team energizes him. 

1 ask the students about 
their social lives. Most say 
they study or attend meet- 
ings on weeknights; on 
weekends they make the 
most of Brown's theater, 
dance, and music offerings. 
Parties are fairly low on 
the totem-pole. Dating is 
evil. I'd always roamed 
in a herd when 1 was a 
student, and it seems that 
a group mentality still rules. "Going out one-on- 
one is very taboo," says Julian. Jeff adds, "I know 
people who date on the sly, but you sure don't want 
to get caught at it." 

Food also fuels strong emotions. I feel like an 
anthropologist drawn into the byzantine culture of 
another society as the students explain current 
eating habits. Apparently, undiscriminating eaters 
(i.e., "underclassmen") chow down at the Ratty 
or Vemey-Wooley (a.k.a. "the Regal Beagle"). "Then 
you graduate to the Ivy Room," says Jeff. "That's 
where the serious eaters go." The Gate - which 
churns out between 700 and 800 pizzas a day - is 
the place "to chill and read." "The Jo's," short for 
Josiah's, the neon-lit, neo-fast food emporium in 
"New Dorm" (shorthand for Thayer Quad, built in 
1991), only opens at 6 p.m. and caters to the zooey 
nighttime crowd. Julian admits to being a fan, then 
backpedals. "Anything tastes good after two years 
in the Singaporean military," he says. 

"Even garbanzo-bean casserole?" I ask. Lesly 
Romero, a pensive Asian- American junior, speaks 
up. "I don't know if they have that anymore. But 

I can tell you that when lentil nut loaf or African 
peanut butter stew are on the menu, you should 
always, alimys opt for the salad bar." 

1 don't mention Lesly's advice to Norman 
Cleaveland '51, director of University Food Services, 
who seems a little sensitive about students making 
fun of his food (thirty-one years, and so little appre- 
ciation). Instead, on behalf of the entire class of 
1982 1 thank him for the soft ice cream, sixty-item 
salad bar, and made-to-order omelettes. Cleaveland 
would be relieved to learn that despite their per- 
snicketiness, my informants actually rate the Ratty 
a solid seven on a scale of one to ten, and they sin- 
gle out one of his innovations for praise; "Monthly 
Specials," which offer theme food and live enter- 
tainment. Last February's feature was the popular 
Black Heritage Celebration, with Okra Alabama 
Soup, Black-eyed Peas, African Honey Bread, 
and Sweet Potato Pie. "Karaoke at Club Fedora" 
was another winner, with a campy menu including 
Stuffed Quahogs and Death-by-Chocolate. 

^^M o, what bugs you about Brown?" is 
L W "^y '^'"^l question to the group. Hollie 

^^^^^ thinks a bit, then says, "You can't move 
the showerheads." Ah ha. This is a matter for 
Dorothy Renaghan, Brown's indefatigable assistant 
vice president of facilities management (or. The 
Woman Who Runs The Place). 

Dorothy Renaghan's job is all about conceal- 
ment and disguise. She is the magician who makes 
marvelous things - heat in winter, for instance - 
appear miraculously. When no one notices how 
she does it, when none of the faculty, staff, or stu- 
dents is aware that 320-degree hot water must 
travel a three-and-a-half-mile loop under the cam- 
pus in order to keep the place warm, she is suc- 
cessful. (That "place" breaks down into 252 build- 
ings and 2,700 sleeping rooms, all of which must 
be kept at a balmy 68-72 degrees.) 

Tall, with thick red hair, a hearty laugh, and a 
tamper-proof screwdriver that she wields like a 
magic scepter, Dorothy Renaghan is Brown's 
female Hephaestus. Despite the 40,000 "calls for 
service," or complaints, that Plant Operations 
receives each year (for everything from chilliness - 
"you've got to remember that a lot of students are 


tTom eqii.itt)rial countries," she reminds nie - to dend 
animals on the fire escape), Renaghan received 
onlv one thank-vou note last year, from a graduat- 
ing senior complimenting her on how smoothly 
Brown was run. We agree that she should have 
it framed. 

Much of her job is anticipation: the art of fixing 
things before they break. She recently took on the 
renovation of one of my old dorms, Andrews, on 
the Pembroke Campus. "Think about it," Renaghan 
says. "When Andrews was built in 1947 it was 
wired to accommodate one desk lamp per student. 

The person in charge of maintaining Brown's physical plant, 
Dorothy Renaghan (above, inside the boiler that pumps 320-degree 
water into miles of subterranean heating pipes) is the only woman 
in the Ivy League to hold such a position. Piping a different sort 
of tune (opposite), the ubiquitous Brown Band is famous for wacky 
(occasionally risque) football halftime shows, annual forays onto 
Meehan ice as "the world's only skating band," and a collectible 
series of pun-laden lapel buttons exhorting Brunonian athletes to 
beat, pummel, skin, and otherwise subdue opponents. 

Now you've got kicis hooking up 
stereos, computers, hairdryers, 
VCRs, you name it. The wiring 
alone was a nightmare in the 
making." While the wiring may 
have been iffy, I have to compli- 
ment Andrews on its closets: the 
most spacious I've ever seen 
before or since. One of my suite- 
mates, a Vedantist from Colorado 
who played the sitar, even man- 
aged to fit an altar in hers and 
still had room for her clothes. On 
the first day of freshman week 
her roommate thought she'd been 
the first to arrive, and had been 
unpacking for over an hour when 
Gwen walked out of the closet 
and introduced herself. 

I mention the showerhead 
issue to Dorothy Renaghan. "That 
probably would be an annoying 
thing," she says. "Have her call 
me and we'll look into it." (I do; 
HoIIie does; Dorothy will.) Then 
I ask if she knows any ghost stories. 
She doesn't. But she comes up 
with some "hidden corners" that 
should be haunted, even if they're 
not, such as the bowling alley 
beneath Sayles Gym on Pembroke Campus. The 
old gym is locked and awaiting renovation into 
classrooms, but its 1906 bowling alley is still in the 
basement, dusty, cobwebbed, and unused. I took 
a whole semester of Ballroom Dancing in that gym 
in 1978 - of which I have retained nothing but a 
vague instinct to cha-cha every now and then - and 
never knew there was a bowling alley below us. 
John Mclntyre '39, retired assistant to the presi- 
dent, claims that bowling is also responsible for 
the jogs in the corridors of University Hall, which 
are shaped like the profile of an elongated, wide- 
brimmed hat. The jogs were put in during an early 
nineteenth-century renovation, Mchityre tells me, 
to prevent students from pitching cannonballs 
down the hallways. 

The bowling alley in Sayles Gym pales, how- 
ever, in comparison to the "Shunned House" on 
Benefit Street, which, according to the H.P. Love- 

44 / FEBRUARY 1995 

craft short story of the same name, has a Huguenot 
vampire buried in the basement. In the early six- 
ties, before its eighteenth- and nineteenth-century 
homes were renovated and it became known as 
the "Mile of History," Benefit Street was off-limits 
to Pembroke students: not for fear of vampires, 
but because it was a notorious red-light district. 

Today there is a Brown course, German 166A, 
taught by Professor Thomas Kniesche and better 
known as Vampirism. Kniesche writes in the course 
catalogue: "From colonization to cross-dressing 
and from the fear of the 'new woman' to AIDS, 
vampirism maps, reshapes, and recycles the trau- 
mas of twentieth-century European history. As a 
focalizing point for discourses of imperialism, 
gender, race, and psychoanalysis, vampirism pro- 
vides the building blocks for theories of border- 
crossings and transgressions, ghosts and mourning, 
and the new media." 

or Lovecraft, the Providence author 
considered second only to Poe as a mas- 
ter of gothic horror, vampires were 
simply useful for their scare quotient. (Poe, by the 
way, got himself thrown out of the Providence 
Athenaeum, a private library on Benefit Street, for 
making passes at a female patron.) Brown's Special 
Collections, housed at the John Hay Library, pre- 
serve Lovecraft's work in its entirety, including 
fragile manuscripts written when he was just three 
or four years old. 

The John Hay was the second building on 
campus built specifically to house Brown's books 
(the first was the magnificent, cuneiform-shaped 
Robinson Hall, completed in 1878); it was also 
the second building to outgrow them. Today there's 
a quiet behind its Vermont marble facade that's 
light-years away from the hushed frenzy at the Rock 
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imparted by the library's 2.5 million books, manu- 
scripts, and works of art - finds its ideal personifi- 
cation in curator Jenny Lee. 

Lee has pale blond hair and wears comfortable, 
earthtone clothes. She is softspoken and reverent 
before the magnitude of her charge - the Harris Col- 
lection of American Poetry and Plays is the largest 
in its field in the world - but she's clearly got an 
enormous sense of fun, too. "We have a great new 
magic and conjuring collection," she says, referring 
to the collection of the late H. Adrian Smith '30, 
and proceeds to describe to me a replica of a magi- 
cian's head from the thirties that was used in a 
dismemberment trick. In Lee's hands the collections 
are never static. She constantly combs them all - 
book arts, stamps, military and medical history 
- to cull new combinations of material that will be 
applicable to students' courses and experiences. 
That's how the Hay came to mount its first gay and 
lesbian exhibition last year. "All the material," 

says Lee, "was already in the collections." 

I ask her to name a favorite item. She screws up 
her eyes in agony. "Well," Lee finally says, "it might 
have to be in the Lincoln Collection. There's a man- 
uscript that Lincoln gave to John Hay [class of 
1858], which he wrote around the time of the Battle 
of Gettysburg. In it Lincoln realizes that both sides 
in the Civil War are praying for victory to the same 
God. 'One of them,' Lincoln wrote, 'must be wrong.' " 

I'd come to the hilltop looking for farsighted- 
ness of spirit, and I've found it in the John Hay 
Library. Chills race arovmd my neck. Courage like 
Lincoln's to declare that some things simply "must 
be wrong" were what had made it possible for 
Inman Page and G.W. Milford, class of 1877, to 
become the first African-American graduates of 
Brown; for Ethel Robinson '05 to become the first 
alumna of Pembroke College. 

continued on page 51 

46 / FEBRUARY 1995 



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estate kingpin Ken Dulgarian (above) holds 
court in front of the Avon theater, a favorite 
with students for art and foreign films and 
one of many local properties owned and 
managed by this native son. Among the chain 
stores that have replaced most of the old 
mom-and-pop shops is the GAP (left), which 
recently expanded into swank quarters on 
the corner of Thayer and Meeting streets. 

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Commencement and Reunion 
Weekend is a whiirl of parties, 
dances, speeches, parades . . . and 
small, tender moments, such as 
that enjoyed by these two SSth 
reunion returnees (left). The 
Campus Dance on Friday night 
brings thousands of folks to the 
Green for socializing into the 
wee hours, not to mention some 

fancy footwork on the boards, 
such as that of graduating 
seniors Karen Cinorre and Steven 
Gontarski (below), both class 
of '94. On Commencement Day, 
a class marshal pauses amidst the 
pomp to snap a souvenir photo 
from the candle-bedecked win- 
dows of University Hall (opposite). 




Workers set up (large photo, this page) for Saturday 
night's Pops Concert, having hours before dismantled 
the dance floor and setups from the previous night's 
Campus Dance. Vice Chancellor Art Joukowsky '55 
(left) shows off his Corporation regalia on the Green; 
with his wife, Martha '58. an associate professor of 
archaeology at Brown, he has given the campus 
much of its modern outdoor sculpture. Medical 
School faculty members Drs. Mary Arnold and Allan 
Erickson (below) chat during a pause in Commence- 
ment ceremonies on^he Green. Away from the 
hubbub outdoors. Professor of History Patricia Herlihy 
(opposite) pauses in University Hall for a spot of tea. 

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^H ^H today? I leave the John Hay to sit 
^^^^ ^^^L on the steps of Slater's south 
portico. Dorothy Renaghan's groundskeepers are 
noisily pruning the dogwoods and mountain laurels 
on either side of me. The sort of vision that brought 
diversity to Brown in the first place - that shook 
up the white male campus more than a phys. ed. 
class in belly-dancing - remains unchanged. As 
Jess, the tour guide, said. Brown has something for 
everyone, from fraternity guys with secret rooms 
to La Forza Latina (a Latin- American offshoot 
of the Sarah Doyle Women's Center), to members 
of the Third World Pre-Law Society. Sometimes 

their views and college experiences coincide; just 
as often, probably, they don't. The result is less a 
rah-rah campus than a collection of individual hill- 
tops clustered on College Hill, each affording a 
slightly different vista. 

"Hey, lady, you've got to move," yells a work- 
man fiddling with the carved leaves on Slater's 
porch capitals. "You're in the way." 

I get up and take a few steps back so I can look 
up at my old window, then down at the basement 
where I used to "color." It strikes me that now, 
twelve years later, I am somewhere between the 
peak and the catacomb. I'm back at Brown, and 
there's still so much to see. f3 



Splish, splash 

William Jewett '41 sent this photograph of 
the 1938 Brown Swimming Team at the 
Aquatic Forum in Fort Lauderdale. Jewett 
remembers spending Christmas vacation 
training and competing with other college 
teams in the pool pictured here. "To be eligi- 
ble [to make the trip]," Jewett recalls, "a 
team member had to have forty-five dollars 
in cash and be willing to crowd into an old 
automobile. The drive down Route 1 was 
practically nonstop; the top speed was 
about forty-five miles per hour. At times we 
found gasoline at ten gallons for a dollar." 
Once in Florida, he says, "we lived in room- 

ing houses - my roommate was Howie 
Johnson. We swam all morning and played 
all afternoon. Somehow I've forgotten what 
we did after dark." Pictured are (front row) 
Coach E.L. Barry, Bill Jewett, "Doc" Rake- 
straw, Pres Kayser, Bill Irvine, Sam Unger- 
leider. Dot Agnew, Emery Walker, George 
Gibbons, Sid Ely, Ken Arnold, and Bud 
Wilcox; (back row) Jack Richards, Harry 
Kirkpatrick, Howie Brown, Fred Drennan, 
Matt Soltysiak, Howie Johnson, Ray Halliday, 
Bill McCuUough, Jack Porritt, Art Droughity, 
Bill Mook, and Jack Barry. Can anyone 
identify the gentleman in the necktie? 

52 / FEBRUARY 1995 

The Classes 

By James Reinbold 

What's new? 

Please send the latest about your job, 
family, travels, or other news to The 
Classes, Brown Alumni Monthly, Box 
1854, Providence, R.I. 02912; fax (401) 
863-9595; e-mail BAM@brownvm. Or you may send a note 
via your class secretary. Deadline for 
the July classnotes: April 15. 


; Olive Briggs Harrington, a longtime resi- 
dent of East Greenwich, R.I., is hving at the 
United Methodist Health Care Center in East 
Providence, R.I. She has four children, 
including Polly Harrington LaLiberte '52 of 
Mattapoisett, Mass., and thirteen grandchil- 
dren. "Although confined to a wheelchair," 
Polly reports, "a smile comes to her eyes 
when she reads or recites from memory to 
her five great grandchildren, all under 6, sto- 
ries from A. A. Milne's Wlien We Were Very 
Young and Noxv We Are Six." 


t. The 70th reunion will be held Memorial 
Day weekend. May 26-29. If you have any 
questions, please call reunion headquarters at 
(401) 863-1947. Remember to save the dates. 


Anna Minard Davis is recovering from a 
serious lung infection at Maple Knoll Retire- 
ment Village in Cincinnati. Son John Davis 
'63 continues to work at CM Hughes in Cali- 
fornia, and daughter Pauline Davis '56 
teaches music at the Buckley School in Thou- 
sand Oaks, Calif. 


i. Your reunion committee has been busy 
making plans for vour Pembroke and Brown 
65th reunion. Memorial Day weekend. May 
26-29. If you have any questions or sugges- 
tions, please call reunion headquarters at 
(401) 863-1947. Remember to save the dates. 

Maurice Hendel is recovering from a 
massive stroke suffered in 1992. He is look- 
ing forward to his class reunion in May. Moe 
would be pleased to hear from classmates at 
101 Jenckes Hill Rd., Lincoln, R.l. 02865. 

Karl E. Stein, Chicago, spent last summer 
yacht-racing on Lake Michigan and the 
winter on various cruise ships. "Enjoying the 
good life," he says. 


M. Virginia Hunter Jenkins, Gloversville, 
N.Y., looks forward to the May mini-reunion. 

Harriet Schmaltz Smith and Joseph J. 
Smith Jr. celebrated their sixty-second wed- 
ding anniversary on Oct. 15. They moved 
from Naples, Fla., to Eufaula, Ala., in 1980. 


Albert Lewitt moved to Jamesville, N.Y., 
to be near his daughter, Joan, after fifty-three 
years in Nashua, N.H. His granddaughter, 
Stephanie, graduated magna cum laude from 
Harvard last June. 


: f Your Pembroke and Brown reunion 
committees have been busy making plans for 
your 6oth reunion. Memorial Day weekend. 
May 26-29. If you have any questions or 
suggestions, please call reunion headquarters 
at (401) 863-1947. Remember to save the dates. 

Alice Coen Tone, Coconut Grove, Ha., 
visited her son, Will Knutsen; his wife Nelle; 
and baby Kara in Denmark in May. Will's 
book, Willie Knutsen, was published in Nor- 
way in 1992. 


m Lt. Col. Alcide Santilli, USAR, Albu- 
querque, has been an FAA-designee glider 
pilot and instructor-examiner for eighteen 
years. He soloed two Civilian Air Patrol 
gUder pilot cadets this year and celebrated 
his 8oth birthday May 28 with a 250-mile, 514- 
hour soaring flight. 

Issac H. Whyte Jr., Wilmington, Del., 
enjoyed a happy 81st birthday on May 27. 


:: Now is the time to make plans to come 
back to our 58th reunion. Memorial Day 
weekend. May 26-29. I' will be a simple 
affair with very little walking, free comfort- 
able quarters, and a great opportunity to 
catch up with old friends. - Martin Tarpy 

S. James Beale, Jacksonville, Fla., writes 
that a new great-grandson was born June 27, 
following two great-granddaughters. 

Freeman Love and his wife, Candice, vis- 
ited Ireland and looked in vain for relatives. 

Bill Margeson was recognized for his 
help in recruiting Brown athletes by Dave 
Zucconi '55 at last year's Brown Athletic Hall 
of Fame award/dinner ceremony. 

Clem McPhee is retired from Wrigley 
Gum and enjoys life in Chicago by playing 
the keyboard at senior gatherings. 

Larry Tingley, who lettered in hockey, 
faithfully attends all Brown home games. 

Gordon Todd will show his World War 1 
airplane drawings this summer at Tom Wat- 

son's Owl's Head Museum in Maine. 

Francis Tyler enjoys his leisure time 
singing with other retirees at social events. 

After his second retirement from bank- 
ing, Hugh Wallace walks three miles a day. 
He plays poker, goes to SIRS luncheons, and 
enjoys "talking" with people all over the 
country on the IBM senior net. 


The class extends its sympathy to the 
family of Constance Farrell Taft, who died 
on Aug. 14. Survivors include her husband, 
George, 40 Haddon Hill Rd., Cranston, R.l. 
02905; a son; and seven daughters. 

; Your Pembroke and Brown reunion 
committees have been busy making plans for 
the 55 th reunion to be held Memorial Day 
weekend. May 26-29. If yo" have questions 
or suggestions, call reunion headquarters at 
(401) 863-1947. Remember to save the dates. 
Margaret Butterfield Hyde, Southbury, 
Conn., writes that granddaughter Katie 
Wilson is attending Oswego State University. 
Grandson Chris Wilson is in eighth grade in 
an accelerated program at East Syracuse 
Junior High School, and Tim Wilson cele- 
brated his gth birthday on Sept. 11. In June 
and July Margaret and her daughter, Judi, 
went to Hershey, Pa., to enjoy the park, the 
gardens, and the museum. They also visited 
Amish country and Gettysburg. 

Bob Sweeney flew to Calcutta with his 
wife, Roma, whom he met and married there 
twenty-five years ago in January. He planned 
to stop and see old friends in Singapore. Bob 
and Roma live in Palm Coast, Fla. 


■ Doug Davis has returned to the Atlanta 
area after a six-year "leave of absence" in 
New England. He hopes to pick up where he 
left off in the public relations field. 

Mildred Robinson Field, secretary of the 
Sarasota, Ha., Brown Club, and her husband, 
David L. Field '36, hosted a welcome back 
cocktail party on Nov. 14. The event was 
sponsored by the Sarasota Brown Club and 
all members were invited. 

Benson R. Frost Jr. writes from 
Rhinebeck, N.Y., that he remains a bachelor 


still fng.igixl in llu' piMctici' ol l.nv, .ind still 
sh.iring .1 home with a sister and two dogs. 
He is a director and attorney for one of the 
local banks and does a good deal of work for 
them and in the field of estate administration. 

Earl Harrington participated in a Brown 
Annual l-'und phonatlion in late October and 
spoke with Bill Albee, Stewart Ashton, Bob 
Cramp Sherwin Drury Arnold Eggert, Nor- 
man Hlbbert, Henry Lee. Bill Minton. Alex 
Murdoch, and John Shartenberg "While the 
purpose ot the calls is to gi\ e classmates an 
opportimitN' to support Brown, it is also a 
great pleasure to talk to them," Earl writes. 
"In that regard we would like to hear from 
all classmates on a regular basis. Tell us how 
vou are, what vou have done recently, what 
vou plan to do, whom you ha\e seen or 
talked to or exchanged correspondence with. 
Information for the class newsletter should 
be sent to John Liebmann, 1133 Park Ave., 
New York, N."i . 10128. Items for inclusion in 
'The Classes' section of the Brown Aluinni 
Moiitlily should he sent to Sophie Schaffer 
Blistein, gq Alumni Ave., Pro\idence 02906; 
or Earl Harrington, 24 Glen A\e., Cranston, 
R.I. 02gos; or directlv to the magazine at Box 
1854, Prmidence 02412." 

Abraham Schwartz, Pro\'idence, retired 
from the practice of restorative cHentistry in 
September. He and his wife, Dorothy, plan to 
relocate to New Jersey, where their son is a 
head and neck surgeon and their son-in-law 
practices cardiology. "We hope to have some 
time with our children and grandchildren - 
four girls and a boy." Abraham and Dorothy 

are spending the winter at their home in 
Boca Raton, Fla., after which they will head 
north to their new home in Margate, N.J. 


Helen Herman Golin and her husband, 
.Albert (RISD '42), have become great-grand- 
parents. Chloe Danielle was born Aug. 22 to 
their granddaughter, Emily Wolfman, and 
her husband Jonathan. Helen and Albert live 
in West Palm Beach, Ela. 

Edith M.L. Herrmann, Elizabeth, N.J., 
again attended the Beetho\'en Festival at 
Oyster Bay, N.Y., in September. Thanksgiv- 
ing week she accompanied her recently- 
retired former library director to her condo- 
minium in Hilton Head, S.C. 


Arthur R. Bell, La Jolla, Calif., writes that 
he served in World War 11 in the U.S. Army 
Air Corps in the Pacific. "It really shocked 
me to read in the BAM ["D-Day Remem- 
bered," July! about the friendly fire from our 
B-17S which destroyed seventy-five P51S and 
killed so many of our men." 


The Pembroke Class of 1944 extends its 
sympathy to the family of Phoebe Browning 
Davis, who died Oct. 11 in Mexico. 

Philip C. Osberg, Bedford, N.H., writes 
that he hasn't been particularly well, but has 

Brown University 

, Summer Programs 

Something for everyone. 

■ Credit courses for undergraduate 
and pre-college students 

■ Non-credit courses 

■ Intensive English as a Foreign 

■ Athletic camps 

■ Cultural and recreational activities 
in a great location 

Office of Summer Studies 
Box T ■ Brown University 
Piovidence, Rhode Island 02912 U.S.A. 
(401) 863-7900 ■ FAX (401) 863-7908 

tried 1(1 ki'i'p up Willi his various \iilunteer 
jobs, whiili help him feel better. 

Eugene D. Rames, Albuquerque, still 
works every day in practice and in adminis- 
tration at FHP of New Mexico, a large HMO. 
"Sorry I couldn't get to the reunion." 


Brown and Pi'iiihroke reunion committees 
continue to meet and put our game plan into 
action. Please refer to your last mailing and 
review the itinerary of special events that 
promise a weekend of treasured memories. If 
you have not received a mailing, please call 
reunion headquarters at (401) 863-1947. 
Please plan to return to your alma mater on 
May 26-29. Your presence will provide the 
spirit of friendship and fellowship needed for 
a successful soth reunion. 

Lewis W. Lees Jr., Hendersonville, N.C., 
writes that he still works every day but that 
he and his wife, Kathleen Anderson Lees '46, 
had a great trip to East Africa last July. 

Irene Pretzer Pigman and Elizabeth 
Pretzer Rail '44 enjoyed their three grand- 
daughters for a week in Colorado. Irene and 
her granddaughter Kaitlin, 9, live in Mary- 
land, and Elizabeth's granddaughters Emily, 
8, and Annelise, 11, live in Seattle. Elizabeth 
lives in Littleton, Colo. 

Phyllis Baldwin Young, Larchmont, 
N.Y., is in Winston-Salem, N.C., until May 
while her husband is a visiting professor at 
the Wake Forest law school. 


Edward N. Clarke was named professor 
emeritus at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 
Massachusetts on June 30. 

Nathaniel Davis, Claremont, Calif., is the 
author of A Long Walk to Clnirdi: A Conteinponvy 
History of Russian Ortliodow/ (Wesh'iew Press). 
He is the Alexander and Adelaide Hixon Pro- 
fessor of Humanihes at Harvey Mudd College. 

Dick Tracy has joined the board of the 
R.l. Renal Institute, where Martin Tarpy '38 
continues as a charter member. 


Richard H. Bube is in his third year as 
professor emeritus of materials science and 
electrical engineering at Stanford, where he 
has been on the faculty for thirty-two years. 
His latest book, Photoelectronic Properties of 
Semiconductors, was recently published by 
Cambridge Unixersity Press. Dick is engaged 
in three other writing projects: Putting It All 
Togetlwr: Seivn Patterns for Relating Science and 
Cliristian Faitli, to be published b\' the Univer- 
sity Press of America; One Wiiole Life: A Per- 
sonal Memoir, to be published privately; and 
Photo-Induced Defect Interactions in Semicon- 
ductors, coauthored with David Renfield, to 
be published by Cambridge University Press. 

John R. Shunny, Albuquerque, is run- 
ning his eighth annual Grand Canyon rafting 
trip down the Colorado River in June. He 
organizes and brokers the trips for clients 
with a taste for ad\eiiture; then he goes, too. 

Barbara Salomon Spitz had a one-person 

54 / FEBRUARY 1995 

show, "Photographic Manipulations," in 
November and December at the Center 
Gallery, San Juan Capistrano, Calif. 


Clotilde Sonnino Treves, Princeton, N.J., 
writes that her first grandchild, Michael 
Robert Tre\'es, was born on Aug. 4. Clotilde 
continues to lead art tours to Italy- 
Bruce L. Williamson, Clifton Park, N.Y., 
writes, "Never sav never. 1 retired in 1988 
and after six years of collecting rejection slips 
from disinterested publishers, my first book 
has appeared in hardcover courtesy of 
Golden Quill Press of Manchester, Vt." 
Bruce's book, a collection of light verse that 
he has been writing for the past fifty years, is 
entitled TJie Verse Tilings I Ever Did. 


m Plans for an active weekend are well 
under way. Reser\'e May 26-29 'o return to 
campus for our 45th. There will be something 
for ex'eryone: sports, good food, music, danc- 
ing, relaxing, and lots of laughter. You won't 
want to miss this one. We are on our wav to 
breaking all attendance records. 

The reunion committee met Nov. 8 at 
Maddock Alumni Center. Attending were 
Arline Goodman Alpert, Moe Bissonnette, 
Phyllis Towne Cook, Lacy Herrmann, 
Mary Holburn, Ed Kiely, Rita Caslowitz 
Michaelson, Margot Mendes Oppenheimer, 
Janet Reeh Pinkham, Jack Schreiber, Cy 
Seifert, Fredi Kovitch Solod, and Ron 
Wilson. We welcome other class members 
who would like to help. If you have not 
received your first mailing, please contact 
reunion headquarters at (401) 863-3380. 

Lester R. Allen Jr. writes that he had a 
nice reunion with Alvan Gustafsen '51 in 
Julv, including finallv winning a golf match 
at Lester's country club in Simsbury, Conn. 
"Both retired and playing more golf worse. 
Mv daughter, Wendy, just earned M.B.A. at 
Boston University. " 

Arline Goodman Alpert and Sumner 
Alpert '49 announce the birth of grand- 
daughters Nina Zoe on Sept. 4, 1993, to 
Miriam and Brad Louison; and Lauren Rose 
on April 3, 1994, to Sandra Alpert Pankiw 
'76 and Mitchell Pankiw. Arline and Sumner 
live in Fall River, Mass. 

George Blessing, Flanders, N.J., is taking 
photographs of the New Jersey Coastal 
Heritage Trail as a volunteer for the National 
Park Service. 

Gerry Zehm Elkus, Behedere, Calif., has 
retired from her interior design business. She 
is a widow since 1976, daughter Nancy is a 
junior, and Laurel is pursuing a doctorate in 
clinical psychology. Classmate Nancy Lee 
Nimick li\es nearby. 

Albert W. Mackie Jr. was inducted into 
the Famih' Camping Hall of Fame last 
August. Albert and his wife. Sheila Eckstein 
Mackie '52, live in Durham, N.H. 

John J. Michaud, Swansea, Mass., retired 
from Roger Williams University, Bristol, R.I., 
last May. He taught accounting there for 
twenty-five years. 

Andrew P. Swanson and Shirley Ellis 
Swanson '51 moved to Tucson, where 
Andrew continues his consulting work with 
nonprofit boards and Shirley is busy with 
classes and volunteering at the university 
medical center. "We withstood the hottest 
summer on record here with no problems." 

George F. Tyrrell retired in January as 
\ice president, ad\ertising worldwide, for 
Johnson & Johnson, after twentv-eight years. 
He divides his time between Rumson, N.J., 
anci New Smyrna Beach, Fla. George and his 
wife, Jerry, also tra\'el from time to time. 


George G. Brooks, Amherst, Va., retired 
from banking three vears ago. He is updating 
a 200-year-old farmhouse on ten acres. 

Polly Welts Kaufman edited and revised 
the second edition of Aprci}i Full of Gold: The 
Letters of Mary jane Megquier from San Fran- 
cisco, 1849-1856 (University of New Mexico 
Press) and published Boston Women and City 
School Politics, iSy2-i()o^ (Garland Publish- 
ing). She teaches women's history at the Uni- 
\ersity of Massachusetts-Boston. The Kauf- 
mans live in Harpswell, Maine. 

Robert E. Lenker, Millersburg, Pa., 
retired in December as a bank executive vice 
president and regional board chairman. 

Suzanne Osborne Shea has mo\ed from 
New ^ ork City into Heritage Hills in Somers, 
N \ ., a short distance from Phyllis Van Horn 
Tillinghast. Suzanne is directing video train- 
ing for volunteers at the Somers Library. 


Glenn Bower and Suzanne Griffiths 
Bower write that their daughter, Pamela 
Bower '77, was married to Jack Basso '77 on 
Oct. 22. Sister Priscilla Bower '87 was maid 
of honor. Pamela's other sisters are Emily 
Bower '83 and Beth Bower Hudgins '79. 

Re\'. Harrington M. Gordon Jr. has 
retired after thirty-four years as rector of 
Trinity Episcopal Church in Cranston, R.I. 
More than 200 parishioners, family, and 
friends attended a dinner in liis honor at the 
Warwick Country Club. He celebrated his 
last service as rector on Oct. 2, when he was 
named rector emeritus by the vestry. He and 
his wife, Joan, live in Warwick, R.I. 


Robert Briggs (see Margaret Briggs '89). 


Devra Miller Breslow, Los Angeles, 
writes that her photography was shown in 
Boise, in a juried show in Los Angeles last 
summer, and in two more group exhibits in 
L.A. in the fall. She's also had slide requests 
from Taos and Seattle galleries. "We had 
twenty-six stimulaHng and restful days in 
Southern Europe, followed by celebrating the 
first birthday of Benjamin Hassan, whose 
mother is Lauren Breslow Bassan '90, of 
Seattle." Devra has begun work in earnest on 
her longterm photo essay on women with 

HIV/ AIDS and their support systems. 

George Morfogen performed the role of 
Arthur Birling in the Tony Award-winning 
revival of An Inspector Calls on Broadway. He 
is standby for Philip Bosco and played eigh- 
teen performances from May through early 
September. Last winter George appeared at 
the Pittsburgh Public Theater as Rebbe 
Azrielke in Edward Gilbert's production of 
The D\/bbuk. He recently costarred in the NBC 
television movie. Deadly Matrunony. George 
li\'es in New York City. 


A tribute to our college days is being 
planned, and we want you to be there. Save 
the dates. May 26-29. Your presence is what 
the reunion is all about. Join the class in a cel- 
ebration of our 40th. If you have not received 
your reunion mailing, please contact reurtion 
headquarters at (401) 863-1947. 

William P. Condaxis has spent the last 
two years in mainland China. His evalua- 
tions of 150 Chinese factories have resulted in 
improvements in dormitories and kitchens, 
and improvecH safety in the production areas. 
He estimates that 200,000 Chinese workers 
now ha\'e a better and safer workplace. 

Class president Matt Fern writes that 
Ken Chambers had a wonderful postgame 
party at his home in Princeton, N.J., after the 
football game on Oct. 8. In attendance were 
Matt, Art Joukowsky, Joel Shapiro, Bob Eck- 
ert, Soc Mihalakos, Mort Gilstein, Bill 
Arnold, Steve Ehrlich, Jim Egan, Dave Zuc- 
coni, spouses, children, and grancichildren. 
Also seen tailgating was Gordon Perry. 

Nancy Schuleen Helle, New Canaan, 
Conn., won first prize from the Connecticut 
Press Club for a public relations campaign 
she designed for the Sih-ermine Arts Center. 

William P. Hinckley, Southampton, N.J., 
retired last May and plans to move to Denver 
to be with his children and grandchildren. 

Peter Mayerson writes that he continues 
to cherish living in Colorado and enjoys prac- 
ticing and teaching psychoanalysis and psy- 
chiatry. He's looking forward to the reunion. 


Bonnie Eckenbeck Cobb, Dallas, has had 
some anxious moments worrying about her 
daughter Rachel, a stringer photographer for 
the New YorJ< Times in Sarajevo. 

Pauline Davis teaches music at the Buck- 
ley School in Thousand Oaks, Calif. Her 
mother is Anna Minard Davis (see '29). 

Jenifer Morgan Massey, San Clemente, 
Calif., writes that daughter Hilary Massey 
(see '85) was married to Edmond Billings 
(Tufts '80, UVM Medical School '85) May 29 
in San Francisco. Justin Massey '93 and John 
Massey (USC '88) were best men. 


Dorothy Crews Herzberg xvrites that her 
oldest son, Sam, was married in June. He is 
an environmental planner in San Mateo, 
Calif. Laura has started medical school at the 
University of Tel Avi\', Israel. Dorothy lives 


Lee Donofrio DeLucia '58, '61 A.M., '63 Ph.D. 

The psychologist 
as administrator 

It was only fitting that Lee DeLucia should 
preside over the dedication last September 
of the Svlvan R. Forman Center on the East 
Campus of Rhode Island College in Provi- 
dence. After all, for fifteen months she 
oversaw the renovation of the dilapidated 
1870 structure into a showplace edifice of 
offices, classrooms, and a lecture hall. 

"It was a labor of love. 1 look around it 
now with a great sense of pride. Maybe it's 
more than the building itself. It is solid like 
the mission of the College," DeLucia said 
of RIC's "new port of entry" in an interview 
published in the college's tabloid. 

The Forman Center renovation 
achieved, DeLucia has turned her atten- 
tion to the new Donovan Dining Center 
and an $8.8-million building project for 
RIC's health, physical education, and ath- 
letic complex, expected to be completed 
this spring. 

Two months out of Brown's Graduate 
School, DeLucia began her career at RIC 

at 1006 Richmond St., El Cerrito, Calif., and 
has been teaching English as a second lan- 
guage for four years. She travels every 
summer. Recent destinations have included 
Guatemala, England, and Ireland. 

Frederick Lee, San Mateo, Calif., is an 
associate professor at University of the 
Pacific Dental School. 

Hugh Smith writes that daughter Jenn 
graduated from the University of Vermont in 
December. Daughter Stacey is a junior at 
Hobart-William Smith. Hugh continues as a 
professional photographer taking family 
and corporate portraits around the country. 

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Carl E. Aronson received the American 
Academy of Veterinary Pharmacology and 
Therapeutics AAVPT Service Award "in 
recogrution of sustained high-quality service 
to AAVPT, to veterinary pharmacology, and 
to the profession through representation of 
veterinary pharmacology." Carl is an AAVPT 
past-president, has served as editor of its pro- 
fessional newsletter for thirteen years, and is 
active in various committees. For fourteen 
years he served as head of laboratories of 
pharmacology and toxicology at the Univer- 
sity of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary 
Medicine before stepping down to spend 
additional time on research. He is one of only 
ten non-veterinarians in the United States 

Lee DeLucia (left) on the job. 

teaching psychology. She became a full 
professor in 1969 and was associate dean 
of educational studies from 1972 through 
1977. She was acting vice president for 
academic affairs for a year as well as act- 
ing dean of educational studies. In 1979 
she was charged with establishing a new 
college office. Institutional Research and 
Planning, where she remained until taking 
over administration and finance in 1990. 
DeLucia is married to Clement DeLu- 
cia '63, technical director of Brown's 
Hunter Laboratory. Their daughter, Karen 
DeLucia Pinch '88, also a psychology 
major, is a Rhode Island state trooper and 
an instructor in the police academy. 

who have been honored by the American 
Veterinary Medical Association through elec- 
tion to affiliate membership. 

Joyce Gillespie Briggs (see Margaret 
Briggs '89). 

Bill Chadwick is chair of the St. 
Michael's College board of trustees, the first 
layperson to serve in that role in the ninety- 
vear history of the Vermont college. Bob 
Dillmeier '62 is a board member. Bill and his 
wife, Peggy, live in Shelburne, Vt. 

Alan S. Rosenberg, Great Neck, N.Y., 
was named physician of the year at North 
Shore Hospital, a 1,000-bed teaching hospital 
affihated with Cornell Medical School. His 
daughter, Jill, was married on Aug. 27 in 
New York City. 

David M. Taylor retired in July 1992 on 
disability. He is suffering from PSP. His wife, 
Barbara Harvey Taylor, is also retired. They 
live in Marietta, Ga. 

Earle R. Webster Jr. has made one last 
career move and joined an industrial 
advanced ceramics firm in Albany. He lives 
in Clifton Park, N.Y., and is glad to be closer 
to New England and Brown. 


Don't forget to save the dates. May 26-29, 
for your only chance to attend the 3sth 
reunion. We look forward to seeing you. If 
you did not receive our first mailing in the 
fall, please call (401) 863-3380. 


Jane Keith Armstrong writes that she is 
in the midst of a two-year stint in England 
and is enjoying spending her weekends trav- 
eling around the English countryside. 

Joanne Radue Bums writes that her hus- 
band, Stephen, retired from the U.S. Naval 
Academy. They enjoy retirement in Friend- 
ship, Maine, especially visits from friends. 

Richard Grant writes that R.B. Grant & 
Associates, his sales organization, is now sell- 
ing multimedia production; audio, video, 
and disk duplication; and CD-ROM replica- 
tion. "It's an exciting time with all the 
changes and challenges in the business 
world," he writes from Kingston, R.I. "It's 
still fun after twenty-five years. And I look 
forward to the next twenty-five." 

Marjorie Gaysunas Pett continues to 
teach at the University of Utah and to 
research family issues. She is working on a 
statistics textbook to be published in the 
spring. Her husband, Arthur, is an architect. 
Son Marc graduatecf from Penn in 1992 and 
teaches in rural Mississippi for Teach for 
America; daughter Una, who graduated from 
Smith in 1994, is taking courses and working 
in a framing shop in Salt Lake City. 

William L. Staples has established a con- 
sulting and investment practice after thirty 
years with Continental Bank, most recently 
as chairman of credit policy and chief credit 
officer. He and Margie live in Chicago. 

Nicholas Willard has been named presi- 
dent of Rand-Whitney Packaging Corpora- 
tion, Leominster, Mass., a subsidiary of the 
Inland Container Corporation. 


Dante G. lonata. North Providence, R.I., 
is the proud parent of Victoria '95 and 
Catherine '97. 

Len Chamey, class president, writes that 
his son Paul '95 was one of four organizers of 
the Fox Point Summer Theatre, cosponsored 
by Brown and the Fox Point Boys and Girls 
Club. Len urges '62ers to send to him (411 
West End Ave., New York, N.Y. 10024) or 
Dale Burg, class secretary (145 East 85th St., 
New Y'ork, N.Y. 10028) classnotes and Trivial 
Pursuit questions about their days at Brown. 

Samuel G. Friedman, Atlanta, merged 
his commercial real estate company with an 
Ohio firm. He is chair of the Path Foundation 
Board, whose goal is to raise $20 million to 
build 125 miles of biking and jogging trails 
around Atlanta to connect Olympic venues. 

Richard Holbrooke is Assistant Secretary 
of State for European and Canadian Affairs. 
He recently concluded a tour as U.S. Ambas- 
sador to Germany. 

Richard Kostelanetz's poetry-audio- 
videotapes for projection television were 
shown over the course of three evenings in 
November at the Anthology Film Archives in 
New York City. Nearly all the tapes were 

56 / FEBRUARY 1995 

made for large video-sourced screens and 
incorporate language, reflecting his work as 
an experimental poet. 

Nancy Otto Low, founder and president 
of Nancy Low & Associates Inc., a Chevy 
Chase, Md.-based market research and com- 
munications company, announced in October 
a $io-million contract with the U.S. Public 
Health Service to provide research-based 
marketing, advertising, and communications 
support to help the National Health Service 
Corps (NHSC) recruit and retain health pro- 
fessionals to work in medically underserved 
areas throughout the United States. The five- 
year contract follows a successful three-year, 
$7.5-million contract with the NHSC to 
recruit primary-care professionals into rural 
areas and inner-city neighborhoods. 

Jon Robbins writes that after taking a 
year's leave at Bowdoin College he finds high- 
school teaching a lc>t like work. His wife, 
Judy, started Harvard Divinity School in the 
fall, "so we have become a commuting couple. 
However, 1 have my two sons of the "boomer- 
ang generation' here with me to keep the 
stove burning this winter." Jon and Judy live 
in North Whitefield, Maine. 

Ruth Bailyn Spodak is a psychologist 
specializing in learning disabilities in 
Bethesda, Md. 

Patricia Linder Teele, University Park, 
Md., is working fulltime as a church musi- 
cian at St. James Episcopal Church in 
Potomac, Md. Her children live in Los Ange- 
les, Boston, and Raleigh, N.C., and "now 1 
have no time to visit them." Patricia spent 
three weeks walking in Scotland and Eng- 
land in early September. 

Ralph Watson mo\ed his family of six to 
Proxidence two vears ago and lives two 
blocks from Beta Gate. Daughter Kate 
McCleary is a senior and rows \arsity crew, 
and daughter Nicole is a senior at Davidson. 
Son Lucas graduated from Hamilton in 1994 
and works in Boston. Son Jamie McCleary 
graduated from Franklin & Marshall in 1993 
and works in Arlington, Va. Ralph works in 
Arlington as vice president of sales and mar- 
keting for Picture Network International. He 
commutes weekly from Providence. 



Joel Cohen, music director of the Boston 
Camerata for the past twenty-five years, was 
honored by the French gox'ernment last 
November with the medal of Che\-alier of the 
Ordre des Artes et Lettres, one of the coun- 
try's principal decorations. The award was 
bestowed in Boston. Joel directed annual 
early music workshops in southern France in 
the 1970s and for many years has partic- 
ipated in major French music festivals. The 
Boston Camerata records on ERATO, a 
French classical label, and Joel is a familiar 
radio commentator in France. 

John Davis is still with GM Hughes in 
California. His mother is Anna Minard Davis 
(see '29). 

John Mensher writes from Seattle that 
Daniel is a freshman at Wesleyan and Ian is a 
freshman at Lakeside High School. 

Clifford Adelman's Lessons of a Generation: 
EiiiiCiition and Work in the Lives of the High 
School Class 0/2972 was published in No\'ember 
by Jossey-Bass. "It's about becoming an adult 
in the period 1970-1985," he says. "The class 
of '72 happened to be standing in line when 
the federal government started the first of its 
large-scale longitudinal studies." As a senior 
research analyst with the U.S. Department of 
Education, Cliff makes no money from the 
book, "so 1 feel shameless about mentioning 
it." He's now at work on a project using 
national samples of college transcripts to map 
the changing topography of college curricula 
over a c^uarter-century. 

Cara Horowitz will return to Bali and 
Java this summer to lead a small-group tour 
of the islands' arts and culture. Interested 
travelers may contact her at 3 Horizon Rd., 
Fort Lee, N.J. 07024; (201) 224-5828. 

Barbara Zwick Sander writes that her 
son. Brad, graduated in May. Daughter 
Cindy is getting her M.S.W. at Catholic Uni- 
versity in Washington, D.C., and will 
marry in July. Barbara is regional training 
coordinator for Missouri's Parents as Teach- 
ers program. She lives in St. Louis. 

James H. Wilkinson, Honesdale, Pa., 
and his wife retired in June. They are doing 
some consulting work but mostly are 
enjoying life. 

Robert G. Kulak has been reelected chair- 
man of the department of surgery at Horton 
Memorial Hospital in Middletown, N.Y. 


Don't forget to make plans now to return 
to campus for our 30th. May 26-29 are the 
dates to join old and new friends. We are 
plaruiing on bringing back some old memories 
and establishing some new ones. If you 
have not vet recei\ed a mailing, please contact 
reunion headquarters at (401) 863-1947. 

Bruce Kent Brahe n, a former Marine 
Corps captain in Vietnam and a former CIA 
intelligence officer, has retired from the FBI 
as a special agent in foreign counterintelli- 
gence. He holds an A.M. in Soviet-East Euro- 
pean studies and is an honors graduate of 
the Defense Language Institute. Throughout 
his career he was involved in numerous 
major spy cases. In 1985 he was commended 
for his key role in cracking the Navy's John 
Walker espionage ring. In his last assignment 
as Washington, D.C., coordinator of the 
National Security Threat List he advised CEOs 
on critical technology loss through interna- 
tional espionage. He is a grandfather twice, 
thanks to his Marine pilot son. One daughter 
is a nurse married to a Marine pilot/law 
student, and the other is pursuing a graduate 
architecture degree. Bruce was recently 
married in the Yale chapel by Brown Chap- 
lain Emeritus Charles Baldwin. He and his 
wife honeymooned in England and northern 
Europe. He is enjoying independent study of 
theology and military history and keeping 
busy as a charter member of the U.S. Holo- 
caust Museum and the Battle of Normandy 
Foundahon. Bruce sends his regards to Delta 
Phi and old friends Jack, Bill, and Bob Seiple, 
"whose life is an inspiration." Bruce li\ es in 
Arlington, Va. 


Amy Bernstein Brem, Portland, Oreg., 
writes that her daughter, Rachel, graduated 
in May magna cum laiuie, Sigma Xi in bio- 
chemistry. She is enrolled in the biophysics 
Ph.D. program at University of California- 
San Francisco. Laura is a high-school senior. 

Anne Goslee-Jovovic continues to live 
and teach in Belgrade, Yugoslavia. Alek is a 
sophomore at Wesleyan University in Con- 
necticut, and Tamara is a junior in a Belgrade 
high school. Anne's husband, Drasko, contin- 
ues his law practice. 

Joseph E. Griesedieck Jr. is chief operat- 
ing officer for Spencer Stuart, an interna- 
tional executive recruiting firm. 

The Very Re\ Charles F. Homeyer and 
his wife, Sara, spent the month of August 
taking a course in Jerusalem, with trips to 
Sinai and Galilee. In July they visited Vir- 
ginia Chappell in Michigan. Charles and 
Sara li\ e in Ada, Mich. 

Martha K. Matzke, formerly associate 
secretary of Yale University, has moved back 
to Washington, D.C., to become director of 
special projects, office of the president, with 
the American Federation of Teachers. She 
lived in Washington from 1979-1990 and was 
vice president of Editorial Projects in Educa- 
tion {the organization that established the 
Chronicle of Higher Educalioit) and cofounder 
of the newspaper Education Week. 

Stephen H. Romansky and his wife, 
Julie, announce the birth of Olivia. 

Marjorie A. Satinsky has relocated to 
Durham, N.C., where she is director of man- 
aged care contracting and operations for 
Duke University Medical Center. Her book. 
An Executive Guide to Care Management Strat- 
egy, will be published by American Hospital 
Publishing in 1995. 


Edward Bancroft is in the final stages of 
reco\ery from major surgery last May. His 
wife, Pam, is mayor of their hometown, 
Monte Sereno, Calif. 

Michael S. Bassis was inaugurated as pres- 
ident of Olivet College in Michigan on Sept. 24. 

Stephen Cofer-Shabica, Saint Marys, Ga., 
writes that his daughter, Molly Shabica, is a 
member of the class of '98. She is the niece of 
Charles Shabica '65 and granddaughter of 
Anthony Shabica '-,8 

Janet Levin Hawk received her A.M. in 
English from Drew University in May and is 
teaching. Amy '97 is singing with the Chatter- 
tocks and enjoying her sophomore year, and 
Wendy will graduate in June with a B.F.A. in 
ceramics from RISD. 

Marjorie J. Marks is enjoying life in glori- 
ous Snowmass Village, Colo. She invites all 
fellow alumni to look her up for a tour of the 
slopes. She's in the book. 

Dennis H. Sheahan rn is in his second 
\ ear as a teacher ot se\ erely handicapped/ 
seriously emohonally disturbed children. He 


works tor tho KiM-MMiio C cnintN Clttico ot 
EdiiLMtion in Hdnning, Ciilit. Ho diid Miir\' 
(UCR 'Sh) \Wv M 12111 1 Lassolle St., Moivno 
VciUcw C',ilit\i2s=i;, 

Jane Colin Strom writes tlvit hor d.uigli- 
ter, Jessica Marie Strom, t;rcidu.ited in May. 
.Also at CommL'iKcmi.'nt was Helen Herman 
Golin '42, "making us a ttiree-geneiation 
Brown familv." Jessica is working as a Rus- 
sian translator for Interperiodica, a publish- 
ing company in Moscow, for a year. Daugh- 
ter Rebecca is a freelance writer living in 
London. Jane, who lives in Lindenhurst, 
N.V., teaches English as a Second Language 
and French for Western Suffolk BtKLS. 

Carlyle A. Thayer and Zubeida Abdulla 
Thayer '73 spent lyy; in London and enjoyed 
the West End. Thev visited the United States 
to see the World Cup and dropped bv Brown 
last year for a visit. Carl is head of the politics 
department at the Australian Defence Force 
Academy, and Zubeida continues her career 
with the defence department. 


Ann Oppenheimer Bogdanow is looking 
forward to the 2sth reuniiin. 

Gerard E. Giannattasio successfully 
defended his dissertation in U.S. history at 
SUNY-Stonv Brook on Aug. 30. He received 
his doctorate in December. 

Mary Sherman Lycan founded Women's 
Voices, a community chorus for soprancis 
and altos specializing in works bv women 
composers. In 1994 she became director of 
music at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church in 
Hillsborough, N.C. This year she plans to 
launch Nightingale Music Press, which will 
publish chciral music for women's voices. 

R. Bruce Murray is director of real estate 
for the Chicago Public Schools. 

Fredi Pearlmutter practices law with 
Cooper Rose & English in Summit, N.J., and 
is an adjunct professor at Seton Hall Univer- 
sity School of Law, where she teaches envi- 
ronmental law. 

Laurie Overby Robinson was nominated 
by President Clinton and confirmed by the 
U.S. Senate as assistant U.S. attorney general 
for the Office of Justice Programs. The agency 
distributes crime bill money in such areas as 
prevention, prisons, drug courts, and domes- 
tic violence. "We'll be busy in the coming 
months, or, we hope, years." 


Roger S. Dewey and Helen Wolfe Dewey 

'70 write that their e-mail address is hdewey 
@dgs. Helen's excuse for surfing 
the Internet is her public library work as an 
information specialist. 

Robert G. Harada and Catherine Flippen 
Harada are seeing more of the Brown cam- 
pus again now that both of their children, 
Caroline '96 and Matthew '98, are students. 

Susan Harris Seater and four friends 
in a group called Uncommon Threads were 
chosen by the City of Raleigh (N.C.) Arts 
Commission to present an exhibition of thirty 
quilts at the municipal building last spring. 
Susan designs her own interpretations of 

Turok, Son of Stone, 
meets John Hay 

In November Steven Massarsky made a gift 
to the special collections of the John Hay 
Library. The act itself is not uncommon, but 
tlie nature of Massarsky's gift - comic 
books - might cause some eyebrows to rise. 

Massarsky is president and CEO of 
Valiant Comics, a company he founded in 
1989. Valiant chronicles the adventures of 
eighteen superheroes, including Ninjak, 
"the smartest man in the world," accord- 
ing to Massarsky, "the James Bond of the 
nineties." Massarsky gave the library sev- 
eral hundred volumes, and free subscrip- 
tions will assure the archiving of the 
superheroes' saga for as long as they con- 
front and destroy evil. 

"As an entrepreneur I went on a gut 
feeling," recalls Massarsky, a lawyer 
who's been in entertainment since his 
undergraduate days. "We didn't do mar- 
keting surveys, but we did pitch it to the 
public as entertainment rather than as 
simply comic books." 

According to Massarsky, some 800 
comic-book titles are published each 
month. Valiant's inaugural issue, Turok, 
Son of Stone, sold a remarkable 1.8-million 

traditional patterns and often uses themes 
from mathematics, astronomy, and biology. 
She has won several local and state prizes. 
She and her husband, John, live in Raleigh. 


Don't forget to save the dates. May 26-29, 
for your only chance to attend your 25th 
reunion. If you did not receive our maiUng in 
the fall, please call (401) 863-3380. 

Any PDQs who will be in Rhode Island 
for the reunion (all former members are 
welcome) and who would like to get together 
to sing should contact Carol Armitage Pier- 
storff, 6621 Kerns Rd., Falls Church, Va. 
22042; (703) 235-4960 (w); (703) 237-2980 (h) 
for copies of our old music. Hope to see you. 

Bruce Margolius has a law practice in 
Park City, Utah, that concentrates on inves- 
tigative consulting and white-collar criminal 
defense. "1 also own a piece of the best sushi 
bar in North America." 

Thomas R. McMillan left Grafton, Vt., to 
become pastor of the Second Congregational 
Church of Coventry, Conn., in December. His 
address is P.O. Box 121, Mansfield Depot, 
Conn. 06231. 

Gary D. Peacock opened a new litigation- 

Massarsky and comics at the Hay. 

copies. The company's policy is to keep 
violence to a minimum. "If there's a way 
to kill someone offstage, we do it," he 
says. The comics also deal with issues 
such as ecology and the environment. 

Massarsky's gift will complement one 
from Professor of English Barton St. 
Armand several years ago: approximately 
10,000 comics from the 1960s through 

At the John Hay, the comics reside in 
a collection that defies traditional classifi- 
cation, but may be defined as dealing 
with American popular culture. It con- 
tains such material as pulp fiction, the 
H.P. Lovecraft collection. True Detective 
magazine, Ellcry Queen magazine, the 
work of such writers as Dashiell Ham- 
mett and Mickey Spillane, science fiction 
and fantastic fiction, and sheet music. 

based law firm in Toronto in September after 
eighteen years of practice in a large firm. 
"The adrenalin flow is much like the feeling 
of playing against Cornell," he adds. 

George W. Spellmire was recently recog- 
nized bv the Nittioiinl Law journal as 
Chicago's most prominent malpractice 
defense attorney. George is partner-in-charge 
of Hinshaw & Culbertson's professional 
ethics committee and a member of the 
Chicago firm's professional liability depart- 
ment. He is widely published and a frequent 
speaker on the topics of attorney malpractice 
and professional liability. 

Michael Toothman, Ardmore, Pa., writes 
that his son graduated from the University of 
Vermont as a finance major. Michael has 
been with Arthur Andersen for three years 
and is managing partner of the firm's prop- 
erty/casualty actuarial, risk management, 
and claims consulting practices. 


Ralph Begleiter, CNN's world affairs cor- 
respondent based in Washington, D.C., has 
been named co-anchor of the network's 
"International Hour" broadcast, seen week- 
days at 3 P.M. (EST). From 1982-94 Ralph cov- 

58 / FEBRUARY 1995 

ered the diplomatic beat, becoming the net- 
work's most widely-traveled reporter (1.5 
million miles with U.S. secretaries of state and 
presidents). Last April Ralph received the 
Edward Weintal Prize for diplomatic report- 
ing from Georgetown University's School of 
Foreign Service. In May he was elected chair- 
man of the BAM's board of editors. 

Gary Fountain is coauthor of Remember- 
ing EliznhetJi Bishop: An Oral Biograpliy, pub- 
lished bv the University of Massachusetts 
Press. Gary is chairman of the EngUsh 
Department at Miss Porter's School and lives 
in Farmington, Conn. He is working on a 
biography of Selden Rodman. 

Richard Kadison has been appointed 
associate psychiatrist at Harvard University 
Health Services and Harvard Business 
School. He is also the director of the eating 
disorders program and outpatient clinic at 
Metrowest Medical Center, Natick, Mass. 

Carol L. Newman has her own law prac- 
tice, specializing in business law and litiga- 
tion, in Los Angeles. 

Brent Orrico has been named to the 
board of regents of the University of Portland 
in Oregon. He is president of the Seattle- 
based Pacific Marine Distributors Inc., a 
financial services corporation. He is a mem- 
ber of the board of directors for Chatel Cor- 
poration, Hebert Research Company, and 
Sunset Specialty Foods of Oregon. 

Andrew W. Robertson II has formed 
R&R Partners, a consulting firm involved 
with start-vip sporting goods ventures. He 
lives in La Jolla, Calif., with his wife and two 
sons born last May. 



Christy Bowman is the editor of BInnket 
Statements, the newsletter of the American 
Quilt Study Group. She started collecting 
antique quilts while working at the BAM. It's 
turned into quite a collection, she says, and it 
can be seen at her home in Evanston, 111. 

Rick Foster is a member of the board of 
directors of the Suffolk County Matrimonial 
Bar Association. He has a busy litigation 
practice and also had a good season fishing 
for tuna. Rick lives in Westhampton, N.Y. 

Douglas R. Littlefield and his wife, 
Christina, announce the birth of Sara Emily 
on Oct. 10. Doug is teaching California his- 
tory and environmental history at California 
State University, Haywood. He also directs 
Littlefield Research Associates in Oakland, 
Calif., a consulting firm speciaUzing in histor- 
ical research for use in litigation. Christina is 
an attorney and has her own practice in fam- 
ily law. They can be reached at 6207 Snake 
Rd., Oakland 94611; Doug can be contacted 
via e-mail at 

Scott A. Tripp has returned from a 
three-year tour at the U.S. Embassy in Quito, 
Ecuador. He is now assigned to the protective 
intelligence division of the Diplomatic Secu- 
rity Service. His address is 14805 Fireside Dr., 
Silver Spring, Md. 20905. 

David Weaver recently married Nannette 
Yount, a molecular biologist at UC-Irvine 
School of Medicine, in Hawaii. David main- 
tains his architecture practice in Los Angeles. 

Robert N. Chatigny was sworn in as a 
U.S. District Court judge in Connecticut last 
November. He was a partner in the Hartford 
litigation firm of Chatigny and Cowdery. 

Robert J. Jennett, Glencoe, 111., writes 
that liis daughter Anna is a sophomore in 
high school. "Am I getting old?" 

Leonard A. Schlesinger has been 
appointed senior associate dean at Harvard 
Business School. 

Warren T. Trepeta is trading currencies 
and credit markets as an international strate- 
gist at Eastbridge Capital Inc., in New York 
City. He's enjoying life in Park Slope, Brook- 
lyn, with his wife, Patricia, and son Alex, 4. 


Julio A. De Quesada is managing director 
of Citibank, N.A., in Mexico. He has worked 
for Citibank in various parts of the world 
during his eighteen-year career. In his last post 
as country manager in Pakistan he was host 
to President Gregorian. They toured the 
country and met with academics, senior gov- 
ernment officials, and community leaders. 
Julio is married to the former Sabine Pflager 
and they are expecting their first child this 
month. Julio has a 12-year-old son from a 
previous marriage. He would like to hear from 
classmates c/o Citibank, N.A., Paseo de la 
Reforma 390, Mexico, D.F., Mexico. 

Jacqueline E. Hess and Robert Dickson 
announce the birth of Emma Ashley Hess 
Dickson on Oct. 25. The three live in 
Providence and invite friends to meet Emma 
if they're in the neighborhood. 

Nancy Hough has started a new Euro- 
pean project after two-and-a-half years man- 
aging the accounting services department at 
DuPont's German subsidiary. The new pro- 
ject will keep Nancy in Germany for another 
one to two years and "give me a chance to 
dust off my French." Friends traveling 
through Frankfurt are welcome to look Nancy 
up in nearby Bad Homburg. 

Patricia J. Jenny is directing a multi- 
neighborhood community development project 
in New York City for the New York Commu- 
nity Trust. She lives in Montclair, N.J., with 
her husband, Kent Hiteshew, senior managing 
director in public finance at Bear, Stearns; 
and their children: son Jamie, 9, and daughter 
Caroline, 6. 

Rabbi Ellen Lewis has a practice in mod- 
ern psychoanalytic psychotherapy in Watch- 
ung, N.J., and New York City, as well as a 
part-time congregation in Washington, N.J. 

Donna Erickson Williamson is senior vice 
president with Caremark International. Her 
husband, Scott (Princeton '73), is head of 
acquisitions for FMC. Erik, 11, and Christopher, 
4, keep them busy with hockey lessons and 
games. They live in Winnetka, 111. 


;•- Your committee is working hard to make 
the 20th reunion a special weekend that should 
be remembered for years to come. Save the 
dates. May 26-29. If you ha\'e not received any 

reunion mailings, please contact the reunion 
office at (401) 863-1947. 

Diana Dill is a clinical psychologist in 
greater Boston. She proudly announces the 
birth in May of her daughter, Sarah-Eve. 

Christine Gleason writes that Erin Anne 
was born on Jan. 28, 1994. Kristen is 6, and 
Lauren is 4. Christine continues as director of 
neonatology at Johns Hopkins, and her hus- 
band, Erik Larson, is a writer for the Wall 
Street lournal. They live in Baltimore. 

William E. Golden was voted president- 
elect of the American Society of Internal 
Medicine (ASIM) at the society's annual 
meeting in Dallas in October. He has been a 
member of the ASIM board of trustees since 
1986. William is director of general internal 
medicine at the University of Arkansas for 
Medical Sciences in Little Rock. He is the 
principal clinical coordinator of the Arkansas 
Foundation for Medical Care, directs quality 
improvement studies for the state Medicare 
program, and is a board member of the 
American Medical Review Research Center. 

Ashley Warner Gottlieb and husband 
Jourdan celebrated the birth of Sophie on 
Sept. 9. Rachel is 2, Orii is 3 '4 Isabel is 7, and 
Armand is 9. Ashley is at home with the 
children, and Jourdan is busy in his private 
practice of plastic surgery in Seattle. 

Sylvia Winsberg Jameson writes that she 
feels "radical in deciding to be a full-time 
mother from the start with our now 2-year- 
old Max. With a Waldorf-minded, home- 
schooling friend's support it's easier, and the 
pay-offs, not to mention the demands, are 
constant. It's amazing to lose one's sense of 
being a kid at 40. Our native trees are finding 
their way into more landscaping, so it's all 
working." Sylvia would love to hear from 
friends at 12750 Hagen Ranch Rd., Boynton 
Beach, Fla. 33437; (407) 499-7065. 

Tom Knapp and Susan, Windsor, Conn., 
announce the birth of Ian Quon Knapp on 
June 30. Sister Quincy was 5 in July. 

John Monsees and La Donna, San Diego, 
announce the birth of their first grandson, Ian 
Edward Britton, to their daughter Holly and 
son-in-law Zachary Britton, on Jan. 28, 1994. 
John is senior vice president and chief finan- 
cial officer of Cornerstone Communities Cor- 
poration, a California residenhal real estate 
development firm. La Donna is president of 
Newland Capital Advisors, a corporation 
responsible for joint venture real estate devel- 
opment investments with the California 
Public Employees Retirement System. Zach 
and Holly are graduates of the University 
of California-Davis, and Zach recently 
received his master's degree from the School 
of International Business at UC-San Diego. 

Gary Newell and Maureen Griffin, 
Reston, Va., announce the birth of Bridget 
Marion Griffin Newell on April 6. Michael is 
2. Gary practices energy law with the Wash- 
ington, D.C., firm of Spiegel & McDiarmid. 

Dan Rowen and his wife. Coco, 
announce the birth of a son. Max, on Aug. 31. 

Alexander Szabo Jr., his wife Madeleine, 
and children Alexander, Tyler, Amanda, and 
Brittany have returned to Connecticut after 
briefly living in Knoxville, Term., where Alex 
worked for Whittle Communications. He is 


curreiitlv senior vice president of Petro, Inc., 
Stamford, Conn., ii pro\ider of home he.iting 
services from Maine to Virginio. His address 
is 9 Silver Ridge Ln., Weston, Conn. o(i88^. 
Alex and Madeleine recentiv \isifed Brown 
to see their good friend. Chuck Connell, 
receive a Brown .Mumni Service award. .Alex 
looks forward to the 2oth reunion in Ma\'. 

David Taffs 83 Sc.M. and Mary Warner 
Taffs announce their amicable divorce. David 
is a developer for Electronic Book Technolo- 
gies and lives at 23420 Bald Peak Rd., Hillsboro, 
Oreg. 97123. Marv is a manager at Mentor 
Graphics Corporation and lives at 8275 S.W. 
Seneca St., Tualatin, Oreg. 97062. Their e-mail 
addresses are 
and They both say hello to ail 
their friends. 

Vassie C. Ware, associate professor since 
1991, has been named chair of the molecular 
biology department at Lehigh University 
in Bethlehem, Pa. She has received NIH and 
NSF grants to study eukaryotic ribosome 
synthesis, and in 1987 she received the Amer- 
ican Society for Cell Biology's career recogni- 
tion award. Vassie and her husband, William 
Juan Taylor, live in Flemington, N.J., with 
their daughter Mira, who was born last April. 

Mark Weston's play about George 
Orv\'ell, TJw Lnst Man in Europe, was pre- 
formed at the Miniature Theatre in Chester, 
Mass., in August, anci for one night in 
September at the Player's Club in New York 
City. Mark lives in Armonlc, N.Y. 

Charles Walker, Kenilworlh, 111., wants 
to know what happened to fifth-floor Bron- 
si)n resident Jim Lastowski. 




Barbara M. Elkins was appointed director 
of day students at the Lawrenceville School 
in New Jersey, where she and her husband, 
Tim Brown, have taught for twelve years. 
They keep busy with their three children. 

Nancy Siwoff Gilston is in private prac- 
tice in audiologv. She and her husband, 
Bruce, are raising two sons at 1356 Madison 
Ave., at 95th St., New York City. 

Frederick Johnson was married to Avery 
Nickerson (Rollins '84) on May 21 in San 
Francisco. A number of alumni attended. 

William H. McGill has a private practice 
in psychiatry with a special interest in work- 
ing with those living with HIV. He lives in 
Bal Harbour, Fla. 

Donna K. Morgan left her pediatrics prac- 
tice to become physician associate director in 
the drug information department at Glaxo 
Inc. in Research Triangle Park, N.C. 

Elizabeth C. Perkins has been appointed 
senior vice president and general counsel at 
Textron Financial Corporation in Providence. 
Before joining Textron in 1985 as a staff 
attorney she had been with the Boston law 
firm of Gaston Snow & Ely Bartlett. She is a 
graduate of Boston College Law School. 

Serafino M. Posa is executive vice presi- 
dent and general manager of All American 
Gourmet, a division of Kraft General Foods. 
Yvonne Chao Posa is a fulltime mother, rais- 
ing Michael, 9, Andrea. S, and Maria, 2. They 
live in River Forest, 111. 

Christopher C. Quarles ni is back in 
Washington, D.C., after two years in New 
Jersey with AT&T. Phone (202) 667-2888. 

James V. Aidala Jr. is associate assistant 
administrator in the office of prevention, pes- 
ticides, and toxic substances at the EPA in 
Washington, D.C. He lives in Alexandria, Va. 

Megan B. Aldrich's second book, Gothic 
Rivival, was published last summer by Phaidon 
Press, and includes American as well as 
British and Irish Gothic Revival architecture. 
She continues at Sotheby's Educational 
Studies in London, where she is head of the 
Works of Art course and a deputy director of 
the company. "Every year we have one or 
two Brunonians in the course. My son, Mar- 
cus Burns, is growing like a weed. On annual 
visits to New York I catch up with my Brown 
roommate Beth Turtz and her two sons, 
Charlie and Brad Jacobson." Megan lives in 
Reading, England. 

Pamela Bower and Jake Basso were 
married Oct. 22. Her sister, Priscilla Bower 
'87, was maid of honor. Pamela's parents are 
Glenn '32 and Suzanne Griffiths Bower 's2, 
of Cincinnati; and her other sisters are Emily 
Bower 83 and Beth Bower Hudgins '79. 

Richard Carell, San Francisco, shared a 
"power breakfast" with Pat Shattenkirk '78 
on his way home from India, "and he made 
fun of my shoes the whole time." 

Stephan Frater is CEO of Cofinec SA, 
Vienna, Austria. Cofinec is Central Europe's 
largest packaging company. 

Tony Keats '78 A.M. is leader of Baker & 
Hostetler's national Intellectual Property 
Practice Team. He litigates anticounterfeiting 
and unfair competition cases throughout the 
United States, and has developed worldwide 
intellectual property protection programs for 
famous trademarks and copyrighted works. 

Thomas H. Luxon was tenured and 
promoted last spring to associate professor of 
English at Dartmouth. His new book. Literal 
Figures: Puritan Allegory and tlie Reformation 
Crisis in Representation, was published in Jan- 
uary by the University of Chicago Press. Tom 
lives in Norwich, Vt., with his wife. Ivy 
Schweitzer, and two children: Issac, 6, and 
Rebekah, 3. 

Barbara Sunderland Manousso, Hous- 
ton, has formed Manousso Mediation, a legal 
firm to handle alternative dispute resolution. 

Peter Nichelson and Lisa Wood, Med- 
field, Mass., announce the birth of Abigail on 
Feb. 20, 1994. Narisa is 3^. "Narisa and 
Abigail are quite different one from the other, 
but are both a lot of fun." 

H. Cheryl Rusten has moved to the 
Washington, DC, area to work for the Gov- 
ernment Accounting Office. She recently 
had an assignment looking at national parks. 
"Of course you have to visit a few; it's a great 
way to spend the work week." 

J. Andrew Soils '80 M.D. and Robin 
Fisher announce the birth of their second son, 
Benjamin Nathan. Andy is in private practice 
(internal medicine) in Bucks County, Pa. 

Randy Walters, West Greenwich, R.I., is 
preparing for the release of Endorpitia, a 

collection of synthesizer compositions. The 
CD explores his fascination with the visual 
perception of sound and continues his work 
toward a unified expressive language meld- 
ing music with computer animation. Addi- 
tional information is available on-line at his 
Web home page at http: // 
man/randyland.html or via e-mail at randy- He can also be reached toll- 
free at (800) Jedi Way. 


Louis Cole and Kendra are the proud 
parents of triplets: Grant Daniel, Alexandra 
Ann, and Louis Anthony, born on Aug. 29. 
Tliey live in Duluth, Ga. 

Laura Dowd and David Gallogly, Roslin- 
dale, Mass., are pleased to announce the 
arrival of Rose on July 18. She joins sisters 
Julia, Meredith, and Lynn, all 4%. 

Navy Lt. Cmdr. David E. Jones recently 
received the Meritorious Service Medal while 
serving at Naval War College, Newport, R.I. 

Don McGuire and his wife, Martha A. 
Malamud, moved back to Buffalo, N.Y., after 
several years teaching in Los Angeles. They 
both received Ph.D.s in classics from Cornell 
in 1985 and are teaching in the classics 
department at SUNY/Buffalo. Their second 
child, Andrew Titus, was bom in November 
1994, and their first, Frances Margaret, was 
born in May 1990. For the past three years 
Don has been spending part of each summer 
leading tours to Greece and Turkey. He's 
happy to meet classmates who happen to be 
passing through Buffalo, Athens, or Istanbul. 
His home phone number is (716) 885-1519. 

Roger A. Ranz is still living in Shelburne, 
Vt., with his wife, Sally, and children: Austin, 
8; Ellyn, 6; and Holden, 4. Roger recently 
opened his second Classic Outfitters Store in 
Stowe, Vt. Alumni are inviteci to drop in. 

Debby Shulevitz reports the birth of 
Rosa Esther on July 9, 1993. Alexander Daniel 
is 4. Debby is married to Ori Schwartzburg 
(NYU '73). 

Chad Sutton finished his training in 
radiology with a speciality in vascular and 
interventional procedures and is practicing in 
Staten Island, N.Y. He lives in Brooklyn 
Heights and is "sampling all that NYC has to 
offer." Friends are encouraged to ring or 
drop a line at 150 Joralemon St., Apt. 12H, 
Brooklyn, N.Y. 11201; (718) 852-9694. 

Marc J. Wortman, New Haven, Conn., 
has launched the Yale Children's Health Letter, 
a national newsletter for parents. After 
receiving his Ph.D. in comparative literature 
from Princeton, Marc spent five years as an 
editor of the Yale Ahirnni Magazine. 

Joanna E. Ziegler '84 Ph.D., associate pro- 
fessor of visual arts (liistory) at Holy Cross, 
received the Distinguished Teaching Award 
for 1993-1994. A faculty member since 1982, 
she is a specialist in late medieval and early 
modem religious art and architecture of the 
Low Countries. Her most recent book is Sculp- 
ture ofCoinpiassiou: The Pieta and the Beguines in 
the Southern Low Countries, c.2300-i:.i6oo (1992). 
Last year she produced a video on a 13th-cen- 
tury mystic with dancer and choreographer 
Paula Hunter, entitled Elisabeth ofSpalbeek & 

60 / FEBRUARY 1995 

Dance: A Working Interpretation. In iggo she 
was a founder of the Society for Low Coun- 
try Studies. Joanna lives in Douglas, Mass. 



Andrew Barton has joined the Franklin 
and Marshall faculty as visiting assistant pro- 
fessor of biology after two years as a postdoc- 
toral scholar at the University of Kentucky's 
Center for Evolutionary Ecology. He received 
his master's in zoology from the University 
of Florida and his doctorate in biology from 
the Universitv of Michigan. 

Carolyn Wade Blackett was sworn in as 
judge, Criminal Court Division 4, Thirtieth 
Judicial District, on Sept. 12. She is the first 
woman in the history of Shelby County, Ten- 
nessee, to serve on the criminal court bench. 
Carolyn was senior counsel for FEDEX Cor- 
poration until 1992, when she joined the law 
firm of Waring Cox. She lives Ln Memphis. 

Ira H. Kirschenbaum was awarded the 
1994 Vohs Award for Quality by Kaiser Per- 
manente and the Kaiser Foundation Health 
Plan. He is chief of Adult Reconstructive 
Orthopaedic Surgery for Kaiser Permanente 
in New York, where he headed the award- 
winning team. The team reduced variations 
in treatment and length of stay for total-joint- 
replacement patients while improving the 
quality of patient outcomes. 

Lisa Moore Kurek writes that she lives in 
suburban Detroit with husband Michael; 
Max, 5/<; and Sophie, 3/=. She is an area sales 
manager for PerSeptive Biosystems. 

Neal McBumett, a volunteer cofounder 
of the Boulder Community Network (BCN), 
announces a $250,000 grant from the 
Nahonal Telecommunications and Informa- 
tion Administration. BCN is an on-line 
community library that provides Boulder 
County citizens with access to local and 
global information via the World Wide Web. 
"Check it out at http: // or 
wander into the beautiful Boulder Public 
Library and enjoy some espresso while you 
surf the Internet." Neal works at AT&T Bell 
Labs in Denver. Send e-mail to neal.mcbur-, or visit his Web home page at 
http. // 

Johanna B. Musselman was promoted 
to director of support services at Fidelity 
Investment's National Print/Mail Division in 
July. The operation is located in Covington, 
Ky., across the Ohio River from Cincinnati. 

Margaret E. Thomas has been running 
Strategic Marketing, a marketing, advertis- 
ing, and public-relations business, for a year- 
and-a-half. Her clients include health care 
and industrial companies. She and husband 
Gil Pemberton '56 live in Rumford, R.I. 

Timothy K. Wolff and Lesley Cannon 
Wolff, Dallas, announce the birth of a daugh- 
ter, Michelle Brooke Wolff, Sept. 9. 

Rodney Wong and Ruby Ming '81 are 
enjoying life in San Jose, Calif., with their 
three sons: Kelly, 7; Patrick, 5; and Hunter, 15 
months. Rod has a busy orthopedic practice 
but still squeezes in golf, tennis, and with the 
boys, soccer and Chinese school. Ruby's 
latest project is setting up an arts-enrichment 
program at Kelly's elementary school. 

bK Save the dates. May 26-29, ^or your only 
chance to attend your 15th reunion. If you or 
anyone you know did not receive our first 
mailing in the fall, please call (401) 863-3380. 

Jeffrey Cochrane writes, "A student 
strike over a deteriorahng infrastructure, 
especially the dormitories (Brown trustees 
take note!), resulted in the indefinite closing 
of Fourah Bay College in Freetown, Sierra 
Leone, where I'm to teach a few economics 
courses. Meanwhile, I'm at Guest House Flat 
#4 on campus imdertaking research on veg- 
etable farmers and structural adjustment pro- 
grams until June, if anyone cares to drop by 
(hah!). E-mail" 

Sarah Freiberg Ellison continues as cel- 
list in the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, 
the Sierra Quartet, and the Streicher Trio - all 
in the San Francisco area - but has moved to 
Seattle because her husband, Jeff Ellison (UC- 
Davis '94 Ph.D.), has a postdoc in chemistry 
at the University of Washington. They were 
expecting their first child in December. 

Flora Del Presto Feitel and Tom, Sum- 
mit, New Jersey, announce the birth of Rox- 
anne Grace, May 31. Danny is 7, and Mia is 5. 

Betsy Berg Fredericks and her husband, 
Joel Fredericks, are happy to announce the 
birth of Zachary John on Sept. 26. They live 
in New York City, where Betsy is a talent 
agent at William Morris. 

Andrew Lowen is a marketing project 
line manager at General Scanning in Water- 
town, Mass., and Corrine Sheff Lowen '81 is 
attending Harvard's School of Education to 
get certified for teaching high school chem- 
istry. They live in Lexington, Mass., with 
their two children: Eve, 2, and Gregory, 4. 

Nancy Brownstein Mallery and her hus- 
band, Kevin, are the proud parents of Nina 
Rose, born Oct. 3. They would like to hear 
from Brown friends at 72 Brookridge Dr., 
Avon, Conn. 06001. 

Nicole L. Mock and Phil Leibovitz had 
their third child, Ted, on Dec. 7, 1993. Sam- 
antha is 6, and Erik is 4. Nicole went back to 
school to get her master's degree in social 
work at the University of Maryland. She 
hopes to get into social welfare planning and 
eventually he that together with journalism 
in making social documentaries. They live in 
Bethesda, Md. 

Andrea Neal, an editorial writer for the 
Indianapolis Star, was recently selected as a 
winner of the 1994 PASS Award, given by the 
National Council on Crime and Delinquency. 

Susan Fisher Plotner, Larchmont, N,Y., 
writes that Jordan Lucas was bom on June 24. 
Sam, ;}'/i, was very excited. Susan was on 
leave from American Express imtil Novem- 
ber. "As class secretary, I enjoyed reading 
about classmates' whereabouts and I thank 
all of you who responded to our newsletter 
with updates for the 15th. I look forward to 
seeing e\'eryone at the reunion." 

Russell A. Settipane, Proxidence, is co- 
director of the allergy/immunology training 
program at Rhode Island Hospital. He is in 
private practice in Newport, Wakefield, and 
Providence. He and his wife, Karen, are the 
parents of Jackson, 3, and Leah, 1. 

Susan O'Connor Walsh and Mark had 
triplets in May 1993. Ethan, Jacob, and Annie 
are happy, active toddlers. 

Barbara Laskey Weinreich and her hus- 
band, Don Weinreich (Columbia '81), 
announce the birth of Max Henry Weinreich 
on June 10. Kate is 3. Barbara runs her own 
business as an architect in New York, where 

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she lives with her family. 

Ken Weissman is a resident in emer- 
gency medicine at Brown/Rhode Island Hos- 
pital and is living in Bristol, R.l. "To any old 
frientis in town or passing through, I'd prefer 
not to meet in the hospital by accident. 
Instead call and we can meet for a beer at the 
Union Station." Page Ken tluough Rhode 
Island Hospital page operator or call him at 
home, {401) 253-3623. 


Peter Dain is an instructor in internal 
medicine at the University of Cincinnati 
Medical Center and is helping develop 
guidelines for health care at a transitional 
care hospital. 

Mary Kay Ellis and Mitchell Metz are 
thrilled with their daughter, Emma Kay 
Metz, born last March 9. Mary Kay is an oph- 
thalmologist in Oconomowoc, Wise, and 
Mitch is taking care of Emma and writing in 
his spare time (see Finally, BAM, October). 

A.J. Williamson Jaffin is doing well in 
San Antonio, Texas. "No longer at the burn 
unit. Thank goodness," she writes. 

Laura Kroll moved to Geneva after eight 
years in London. Visitors are welcome for 
skiing, chocolate, or rest and relaxation. The 
address is 11 Ave. des Arpillieres, 1224 Chere- 
Bougeries, Geneva, Switzerland. 

Janet Levinger and Will Poole '83 
announce the birth of Sarah Lynne Poole on 
June 4. William is 4. Will is president and 
chief operating officer of eShop, a company 
that provides electronic shopping software. 
Janet is a marketing consultant to high-tech- 
nology companies. "We're getting used to 
California. We live in Menio Park, but we 
miss our friends and the change of seasons 
back in New England." 

Andrea Wolff Ryter and Alan Ryter 
announce the birth of Benjamin William on 
March 15. Jessica Michelle is 4. Andrea is a 
product manager of industrial/medical bat- 
teries for Duracell Inc., and Alan is a sales- 
man for a truck parts distributor. The family 
would love to hear from old friends at 4 Lib- 
erty Dr., Sandy Hook, Conn. 06482. 

Martin S. Silverman has a private prac- 
tice in obstetrics and gynecology in Los 
Gatos, Calif. He and his wife, Pamela Silver- 
man, a pediatrician, were expecting their 
third child in December. 


Patrick Cranley and his wife, Tina Kana- 
garatna, were expecting their second child in 
January. Patrick is working with Tony Hig- 
gins '75 on the development of CIGNA 
International's business in China. 

Joe Gallo and his wife, Ann Paffrath 
Gallo (Bennington '82), returned from Italy 
with their daughter, Adriana, 18 months. In 
August, Phoebe was born. The family lives in 
Cos Cob, Conn.; (203) 629-3667. Joe works in 
New York City at Smith Barney Investment 

Richard L. Jones II moved to State Col- 
lege, Pa., with Corning to do "TQM." He saw 
many alumni at the Black M.B.A. Conference, 

including Charles Kofi '81, Steve Robertson 
'83, Dorsey James '84, Alan Glenn '79, Shaw 
Taylor '87, Doug De Shong '87, and Dave 
Groomes '83. 

Steven P. Koppel and his wife, Paula, live 
in Reading, Mass., with their children; David, 
5, and Katherine, 3. Steven is a partner with 
Andersen Consulting in Boston, and Paula is 
director of geriatric services at Winchester 
Hospital. They welcome visitors at 60 Lilah 
Ln., Reading 01867-1054. 

Mark L. Rast, wife Cynthia Kilbourn, and 
their two children have relocated from Ven- 
tura, Calif., to Honesdale, Pa., and joined a 
group family practice. "I'll miss playing blue- 
grass in Ventura with Kermit Pattison '90, 
but look forward to having four seasons and 
being closer to family," Mark writes. 

Beth Rubin and Mark Ehlers announce 
the birth of Hannah Lynn Ehlers on Dec. 20, 
1993. She and her sister, Jenny, who was born 
on Sept. 11, 1990, get along well. Beth contin- 
ues to practice health law part-time, "at least 
by big firm standards." Mark is an Assistant 
U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia. 
They live in Kensington, Md. 

Lesley-Anne ZuUo '83 A.M. was married 
to Alexander Kovtun on Sept. 18. Lesley 
spent two-and-a-half years in Alma-Ata, 
Kazakhstan, where she was employed by the 
Ministry of Education and the Filmmaker's 
Union of Kazakhstan. She is now employed 
as coordinator of volunteer services for new 
Jewish Americans from the former USSR by 
the Jewish Board of Family and Childrens' 
Services of New York. Alexander attends the 
Jewish Theological Seminary of America in 
New York City, where he is studying the can- 
torial art. They live in Norwalk, Conn. 


Lise Johnson Brownell and husband 
Hiram Brownell (Stanford '74), Waban, 
Mass., had a son, Kjartan Hiram, Dec. 30, 
1993. Lise is a pediatrician at Somerville 
Pediatric Associates. 

Robin Ellis DriscoU and her husband, 
Mark, are living in Los Angeles with their 
two daughters. Mark is a television writer, 
and Robin is taking pre-med courses. 

In the past two years Greg Giles bought a 
house, lost it in a divorce, bought another 
house, and appeared in numerous stage 
plays, TV commercials, educational/ indus- 
trial/training films, and two movies: . . . And 
the Enith Did Not Sxindlow Him, and World & 
Time Euoui^lt, both to be released. Greg can be 
reached at 332 W. Diamond Lake Rd., Min- 
neapolis, Minn. 5S419-1840; (612) 827-0365. 

Christopher A. Granda and Bonny Steuer 
were married on Sept. 4 in Lenox, Mass. 
Bonny is a nurse-midwife, and Christopher is 
working for a nonprofit environmental orga- 
nization trying to improve energy efficiency. 
They live in Boston and would love to hear 
from old friends. E-mail 

Maria McDonald is executive director of 
PAFET, a consortium of six media companies 
exploring tae impact of emerging technolo- 
gies on the newspaper publishing industry. 

Cindy Peele has been promoteci to vice 
president, legal, for Paramount Pictures Tele- 

vision, where she is responsible for most of 
the legal aspects of Paramount's and Viacom's 
broadcast television operations. In May 1992 
she attended Jill Baren's wedding to Ken 
Briskin (Michigan '85) and saw Peggy Wall 
Adams. "Only my best friend would get mar- 
ried the weekend of our loth Brown 
reunion." Jill and Ken live around the corner 
from Cindy in Los Angeles. In August 1992, 
Cindy visited Steve Abbott in Amsterdam. 
They had a great time catching up and biking 
all over the Netherlands. 

Michael Plimack is a partner in the San 
Francisco law firm Heller Ehrman White & 
McAuliffe, specializing in litigation. He lives 
in Marin County with his wife, Ardith, and 
his two daughters: Hannah, 2/4, and Elana, 
born Oct. 12. 

Laura Dorf Queller and her husband, 
Howie, announce the birth of Julia Miriam on 
July 8. She joins Sarah, 5, and Philip, 3. "Life 
with three children is wonderful, albeit hec- 
tic. It took me more than three months just to 
send in this announcement." 

H.B. Siegel is director of rendering at Sili- 
con Graphics Inc., Moimtain View, Calif., and 
living in Palo Alto. After getting his advanced 
degree at Berkeley, he worked at LucasFilms, 
at Pixar in graphics research and development, 
and most recently was director of rendering 
and animation at Wavefront Technologies in 
Santa Barbara, Calif., for three years. 

Greg Thorson married Anne Myers on 
Aug. 14 at Stanford Memorial Church. Ian 
Galton '84 was a groomsman. Anne sells bar 
code systems, and Greg recently led an 
investor group in the acquisition of Pacific 
Coast Packaging Corporation, where he now 
works. He can be reached in Fresno, Calif., at 

Glenn Zorpette married Jeanne Burke 
(Georgetown '84) on Sept. 10 in Woods Hole, 
Mass. Among the alimini at the wedding was 
best man Rob Tannenbaum. Glenn is a 
senior associate editor at Spectrum magazine 
and won a National Magazine Award for 
Reporting in 1993. Jeanne is editor of a 
weekly newspaper on asset-backed securi- 
ties. The couple's address is 400 East 52nd St., 
Apt. loC, New York, N.Y. 10022. 


James Adner is working as a television 
writer in Paris. He can be reached by fax at 

Harrison Alter and Judy Ungerleider, a 
medical school classmate at UCSF, were mar- 
ried June 1992 with many Brown classmates 
in attendance. Last year Harrison started an 
emergency medicine residency at Highland 
General Hospital in Oakland, Calif., "a fun, 
grittv, and lively place to train." 

Jeffrey H. Charnov and Ellen announce 
the birth of Lauren Nichole Charnov on Oct. 
29. Ryan is 3. Jeff completed a fellowship in 
pain management at Harvard Medical School 
and has started a private practice at the Pain 
and Health Management Center, Houston. 
They would love to hear from friends at 5747 
Yarwell, Houston 77096. 

Ellen H. Clark and Andre-Louis Clemot 
(University of Paris-Sorbonne '87) were mar- 


rit'd on M.n b in Soiilh Ccuolm.i Www sisli'is 
ond Sally Belcher were in the biuliil party. 
Thev spent some time in the United States 
and honeymooned in Mexico Lx'tore return- 
ing to Paris, where they live at 1 1, rue 
Saiilnier, 75009 Paris; 42-46-1 i-c)8. They wel- 
come news from classmates. Ellen can also be 
reached through the Paris office of Rogers & 
Wells, where she's been an associate for 
three vears. She apologizes for missing the 
loth reunion but hopes to be at the isth. 

Jonathan Edwards and Martha 
announce the birth of RoLx'rt Bowman 
Edwards on Oct. 5. 

Jose Estabil writes, "After commuting 
between \e\\ ^ ork and San Francisco for a 
year, Janet Rickershauser '87 and I are both 
based in San Krancisco, sort of." Their 
address is 2360 Pacific Ave., #301, San Fran- 
cisco 94115; {415) 567-2904. "Janet is off to 
Paris on a Chateaubriand fellowship to do 
research for her dissertation at Columbia. As 
for me, here 1 am in SF." 

Gene Quirini and his wife, Teresa, 
announce the birth of their first child, Gabriel la 
Marie, on Aug. 3. Gene is a fellow in 
neuroradiology at Northwestern Memorial 
Hospital in Chicago. 

Eva Pressman, her husband, Seth Zeld- 
man, and daughters Rebecca and Anna 
enjoyed their reunion visit to Pro\idence last 
spring. Thev are all doing well in Baltimore. 

Michael J. Roy '88 M.D. is clinical direc- 
tor of the Gulf War Illness Center at Walter 

Keed Army Medical Center in Washington, 
D.C. He writes that he is finding that C lull 
War Illness "is a collection of con\'entional 
medical and psychiatric illnesses, fanned by 
the tlames of tabloid television shows." 

Edwina A. Martins yo M.D. is a fellow 
in child ps\ chiatr\' at Cieorgetown, where she 
completed her psychiatry residency last June. 

Liz Soloway and Bruce Snider (Antioch 
'81) were married in June 1992 in New York. 
They live in Washington, D.C, where Liz is 
an editor at the U.S. Holocaust Museum and 
Bruce is a curriculum development specialist 
at Gallaudet University. 

Felix J. Weinstein writes that Caterine, 
Nick, Zoe, and he are alive and well and liv- 
ing in Tokyo. Friends are always welcome; 
call (81-3) 3409-3505. 

Tracy Brownell Weisman and Tony G. 
Weisman '82 report the birth of Michael 
Francis Weisman on Nov. 11, 1993. Adam is 
5. Tracy is home with the boys, and Tony is a 
vice president at Leo Burnett working on the 
McDonald's account. 


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working as an abdominal imaging fellow in 
the Department of Radiology at Emory 
University. She's looking forward to the 

Joe Dobrow writes that he and his "former 
Morriss cellmate" Philip Calian got together 
for a wilderness raft trip on Oregon's Rogue 
River in August and are now in "peak form 
to resume the freshman hall water fights come 
reunion time." Philip works for the Equity 
Group in Chicago, and Joe is with Fresh Fields 
Supermarkets in Rockville, Md. 

Richard M. Ernst is assistant professor of 
physics at Hendrix College in Conway, Ark., 
where he's setting up a lab to study protein 
biophysics. Last year he earned his Certified 
Flight Instructor certificate, anci he has 
trained two students through their private 
pilot certificates. "I've started building an 
airplane in my spare bedroom and am confi- 
dent that 1 can get it out the door when it's 
finished," he quips. Richard hopes to see old 
friends at the reunion. 

Robert W. Lehrburger is practicing law 
at Patterson, Belknap, Webb & Tyler in New 
York City, where he has lived since gradua- 
tion. He's always glad to hear from Brown 
alumni at (212) 336-2996. 

Hilary Massey was married to Edmond 
Billings (Tufts '80, UVM Medical School '85) 
on Mav 29 in San Francisco. Justin Massey 
'93 and John Massey (USC '88) were best 
men. The newlyweds honeymooned in 
Turkey and Greece. Hilary is director of the 
Pottery Barn Catalogue, a Williams Sonoma 
Company based in San Francisco; and 
Edmond is a partner in Oceania Health Care 
Svstems in Palo Alto. Hilary's mother is 
Jenifer Morgan Massey '56. 

Geoff McKee and Tamara McKee 
announce the birth of Max Ezekiel Jones 
McKee on Aug. 17. "We decided to name 
him Max when he came out looking like 
'swamp thing' and urinated on everyone in 
the delivery room." Geoff and Tamara would 
love to hear from friends at 1865 Brickell 
Ave., Apt. 705, Miami, Fla. 33129-1602. 

Scott Quitel, who received his J.D. 
and M.B.A. degrees from Temple University, 
Philadelphia, founded and became pres- 
ident of Management Recruiters of Man- 
ayunk/Chestnut Hill, an executive recruiting 
firm specializing in biotechnology, pharma- 
ceutical, law, anci computer placements. He 
is co-owner of Zephyr Galleries, located in 
Lahaska and New Hope, Pa., which sell 
handmade jewelry and crafts. Scott can be 
reached at (215) 482-6881. 

Sasha Salama has moved from Singa- 
pore to Hong Kong to launch ANBC, a 
television business news netw-ork for Asia. 
She is managing editor of ANBC and anchor 
for business reports from Asia live, via satel- 
lite, to CNBC in the United States. Sasha 
invites alumni visiting Hong Kong to call 
or write her at ANBC, General Electric, 3 
Exchange Sq., Central, Hong Kong; (852) 

Arnold West is hoping Jan Nordgren will 
be at the reunion. Arnold can be reached by 
e-mail at, at the usual 
mailing address, or at (203) 728-0335. 

64 / FEBRUARY 1995 


Scott Avery Armstrong married Beth 
Pciap (Dartmouth '87) in Red Cliff, Wise, on 
July ^1- Among the Brown alumni attending 
the wedding was Stephen Kemper, who 
was best man. Scott has been Dartmouth var- 
sity heavyweight crew coach since 1992. "I 
am proud to say that my varsity crew in 1992 
won the Eastern Sprints and was the last 
crew to beat the Brown varsity." 

Jorge Roca Arteta, Cuenca, Ecuador, 
writes that son ]orge Mateo turned 1 Oct. 2^. 

Cameron W. Ban has been the Christian 
Science Monitor's Tokyo correspondent since 
April. He says Tokyo is "teeming with Brown 
alumni," but he'd like to hear from more, 
especially those who know something about 
Japan. His address is 6-14-18 Shimouma, 
Setagaya-ku, Tokyo 154; fax 81-3-5722-4538; 

Elizabeth H. Conover and Ken Snyder 
(Oberlin '88) were married on Sept. 24. A 
number of Brc)wn alumni attended. Elizabeth 
finished a joint master's of environmental 
studies and public and private management 
at Yale. The couple lives in Denver, where 
Elizabeth is working with the Stapleton 
Redevelopment Foundation on sustainable 
urban development issues. 

Mary M. Dippo married Patrick Codd 
(Columbia '87) on July 16 in Colorado. They 
have both taken the surname Caddeau. 

Thomas Harris married Catherine Reavey 
(Trinity College '85) on Aug. 21 in Spring 
Lake, N.J. They live in Sequim, Wash., where 
Thomas is a National Park Service ranger and 
a furniture-maker. Thomas writes that 
CeceUa Van Hollen '87 and Jeff Rodgers have 
a daughter, Lila. 

Katherine Oxnard has moved to Boulder, 
Colo., after graduating from NYU with a 
master's degree in creative writing. She spent 
some time on the Outer Banks of North Car- 
olina with Michael Coughlin '87, Matthew 
Scott '87, Alex Sens, and Bob Zimmerman 
and their wives and other Brown graduates. 
"Not a spot of rain but much heady discus- 
sion about issues ranging from O.J. to public 
education to Barbie dolls." Katherine's 
address is c/o Buckley, 1021 Cant PI, Boul- 
der 80302; (303) 444-4270. 

Josue Ramirez '94 A.M. is working with 
the Spanish Institute in New York City, 
which fosters cultural and business relations 
between the U.S. and Spain. Information on a 
broad range of programs, lectures, language 
classes, recitals, and the annual gala can be 
obtained by calling Josue at (212) 628-0420. 

Jill Burghart Scobie and Bill Scobie '84 
announce the birth of Quinn William Scobie 
on May 31 at home. Micaela is 4. Bill works 
for the State of Texas and can be reached by 
e-mail at Jill is 
employed full time as a mother and household 
manager. Friends are encouraged to tirop by 
anytime at 2607 Twin Oaks Dr., Austin, 
Texas 78757; (512) 459-8179. 

Jennifer Weigel finished her MBA. at 
NYU's Stern School of Business while work- 
ing as a vice president in Citibank's Private 
Bank. Arthur Eugene Chin finished his resi- 
dency in internal medicine at Yale at the 

same time. "With such convenient timing, we 
decided to take a break from the East Coast, 
and are now living just outside of Anchorage, 
Alaska." Jennifer is telecommuting to finish 
up a project for Citibank, and Gene is work- 
ing in the family practice program at the 
Alaska Native Medical Center, part of the 
Indian Health Service. 


Karen Cantrell married Andrew LeCates 
in Atlanta. They are living at 500 Cruise Ct., 
Rosewell, Ga., and welcome friends. 

Anne Cottrell graduated from Fordham 
University School of Law last May. She lives 
in New York and is an associate at the law 
firm of Seward & Kissel. Her sister, Sarah 
Cottrell '90, is a second-year medical student 
at SUNY-Stony Brook. 

Darlene R. Currie is back in New York 
City after living in Philadelphia, Chicago, 
and Atlanta. She has combined her English 
(American literature) and law ciegrees (Penn- 
sylvania 'go) with work experience in busi- 
ness and law into a career in education. Dar- 
lene can be reached at 378 West End Ave., 
#405, New York, N.Y. 10024; (212) 873-5443 
(h); (212) 289-5020, X314 (w). 

Debbie Kallina Elver lives in southeast 
Arizona with her husband Harry (Oklahoma 
State '85). She is director of the Small Busi- 
ness Development Center at Cochise College 
in Sierra Vista, Ariz., and recently returned 
from a three-week business development 
assignment in Uzbekistan. 

For the past three years Beth Hakola has 
been living in Haifa, Israel, where she is a 
volunteer at the Baha'i World Centre. She is 
helping put together a book called The Bahn'i 
World 1(593-94, which will be published 
early this year. Six hundred volunteers from 
more than sixty countries make up the Cen- 
tre, and Beth is planning on staying a few 
more years. She welcomes all communication 
from old classmates at P.O. Box 155, 31 001 
Haifa, Israel; e-mail 

Kenneth R. Hallows (see Wendy Halpin 
Hallows Sc) Ph.D.). 

Scott Johnston and Karen Stanger were 
married Sept. 23 at City Hall, New York City. 

Jan C. Koerbelin, Munich, is head of pro- 
gramming at Pro 7 Television, Germany's 
third-largest private television network. 

Margaret Linvill is working for Linvill 
Properties in Minneapolis. She returned in 
May from Russia and Ukraine, where she 
was an international consultant. 

Howard J. Miller, Denver, is finishing his 
residency in anesthesiology. He and his wife. 
Amy, have a 16-month-old son. Max. 

Matt Riven was married to Courtenay 
Good (Goucher College '88) on Sept. 25 in 
Chevy Case, Md. Among the Brown alumni 
in attendance was Bob Shea, best man. Matt 
and Courtenay li\e in Bethesda, Md. 

Jonathan Schaffir '90 M.D. and Marcy 
Miller were married last year in Boston. They 
live in Manhasset, N.Y., where Jonathan 
practices obstetrics and gynecology at North 
Shore University Hospital. Marcy commutes 
to Manhattan, where she is a senior merchan- 
diser for Ann Taylor. Call (516) 627-6286. 

Kirsten Robinson married John Schect- 
man (Wl^l 'Ss) on Aug. 14 in North 
Kingstown, R.l. Many Brown alumni 
attended, including matron of honor Amy 
Tozer '86. The couple hiked through the 
Canadian Rockies on their honeymoon and 
now li\e in Sharon, Mass. Kirsten is a man- 
ager at Electronic Book Technologies, and 
John is a software engineer at Banyan Sys- 
tems. Kirsten's e-mail address is 


Tim Bugbee married Hilary Rakoske 
(University of New Hampshire '88) on Aug. 
20 in Dover, N.H. Sean Spillane, who sent 
this note, was best man, and Stephen Intihar 
was a groomsman. 

Jonathan Edwards and Martha 
announce the birth of Robert Bowman, Oct. 5. 
Jonathan works for IBM in Lexington, Ky. 

Vinny Egizi and his wife, Evangeline 
(University of Pittsburgh '85), are living in 
Newport, R.L, with their one-year-old son, 
Marco. Vinny is an engineering instructor at 
the Surface Warfare Officers School Command 
at the naval base in Newport, and Evangeline 
has started her own word processing busi- 
ness. Contact them at (401) 847-1533; e-mail 

Sam Iserson married Dara Turner on 
Sept. 24 in Newport, R.l. Jeff Iserson '94 was 
best man; ushers included Rich Caputo, 
Kevin Chamberlain, Mark Donovan, Pat Fox, 
and Greg Rogers; and bridesmaids included 
Emily Murphy Chamberlain '91. The couple 
lives in New York City. 


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Patty Salvadore .ind hur husb.ind iiro the 
proud parents ot lettreN Phillip SiiK .idore, 
born Sept. 2^. 

Victor Schweitzer and Irine Schweitzer 
announce the birth ot Aaron A\raham on 
May 1. They would love to hear from friends 
at 1250 S. Holt Ave., #104, Los Angeles, Calif. 
90035. Irine is back to work as a social worker 
at Jewish Big Brothers, and Victor is in the 
midst of his second four-year residency in 
radiation oncology at UCLA. 

Thomas Sullivan and Cathy Farrell were 
married on Oct. 16, 1993, and for their honey- 
moon spent the next six months driving from 
London to Nairobi. They remodeled a 1915 
house in Minturn, Colo., minutes from Vail. 
They planned to open a bed and breakfast bv 
Christmas 1994. Telephone (303) 807-9647. 


Margaret Briggs and Alec Gowan were 
married on Sept, 10 at the home of Robert '53 
and Joyce Gillespie Briggs '38 in Litchfield, 
Conn. Eighteen Brown alumni were present. 
Margaret is a fourth-year doctoral student in 
developmental psychology at Yale, and Alec 
is an inciustrial engineer with Lego Systems 
Inc. Thev live in Wallingford, Conn. 

Jeff Carpenter is working for JP Morgan 
in London and would love to hear from 
friends. His address is 30 Pied Bull Court, 
Burv Place, London VVCiA 2JR; e-mail car- 

William S. Denneen married Suzanne 
Schertz on Oct. 16 in Chicago, with a number 
of Brown alumni attending. William is work- 
ing at Leo Burnett in Chicago. 

Kambeze B. Etemad '93 M.D. has been a 
research/educational consultant for Mt. Sinai 
Hospital in Philadelphia, engaged in writing 
and musical projects, is involved in educa- 
tional and development efforts in the Baha'i 
community, and founded the Talisman Insti- 
tute, "an educational research and service 
organization dedicated to defining and 
applying novel integratixe paradigms of 
human nature and potential." He started his 
psychiatry residency at Temple University 
Hospital in January. Kambeze and his wife, 
Melanie Baker, live in Philadelphia. 

Ronna Chao Heffner is a student at Stan- 
ford University's Graduate School of Busi- 
ness along with Wendy Salomon, Doug 
Tudnr, Alex Antebi, and Victoria Schonfield 
'90. Having a great time and loving the Cali- 
fornia weather," Ronna writes. "I plan to 
study between the golf and trips to Napa 
Valley (just kidding)." 

Andrea Horvath and Richard Link, an 
M.D. 'Ph.D. candidate at Stanford, were mar- 
ried ill May. Andrea's sister, Krlsty Horvath 
'90, \.as maid of honor. In June Andrea 
graduated from Stanford University Medical 
School and started a pediatrics residency at 
Stanford Children's Hospital. 

Anne Linvill received her M.B.A. from 
the Fuqua School at Duke University in May. 
She is working in the marketing department 
of Northwest Airlines in Minneapolis. 

Beth McDermott and John Eustis were 

nianu'd in Nanagansctt, K.l., on |iily 30. 
.Among the nii'inbeis ol the ivediiing party 
were Kristin Blais, David Grossman, and 
Michael Koppel Many Brown classmates 
attrndei.1, including the class of '89 residents 
of C^abe's House and 66 Benevolent St. John 
and Beth live in Boca Raton, Fla., "nibbling 
on sponge cake and watching the sun bake." 

Christine J. Sundberg has mo\'ed to 
Oslo, Norway, after living in Moscow for a 
short while. Before that she completed an 
M.B.A. at INSEAD. 

Laura A. Zaccaro and Josh Lee 
{Columbia '90) were married Sept. 10 in New 
York City. Laura is a second-year medical 
student at the University of Chicago, and 
Josh is an associate at Shorebank Advisory 
Services and enrolled in a joint public policy 
and business degree program at Chicago. 
"We are in a very nerdy phase of our lives," 
Laura says, "but we're happy." 

90 0^s^ 

Don't forget to save the dates, May 26-29, 
for your only chance to attend your 5th 
reunion. We look forward to seeing you. If 
you did not receive our first mailing in the 
fall, please call (401) 863-3380. 

Julie Amberg is pursuing her master's 
degree in social work and social research at 
the University of Michigan. She has bumped 
into a few Brunonians but would love to hear 
from other folks as well. Her address is 917 E. 
Ann St., Ann Arbor, Mich. 48104; {313) 930- 
9558; e-mail 

Dwight Carlson is the import manager 
for Har\'e Benard Ltd. in New York City. His 
wife, Vicky Huang, is an import manager at 
Omusa Inc. in Passaic, N.J. They have seen 
lots of Brown pals around New York City, 
and friencis are welcome to contact them at 
407 Passaic St., Apt. #18, Hackensack, N.J. 
07601; (201) 489-4407. 

Arthur W. Chaney in, a fourth-year stu- 
dent at the University of Virginia Medical 
School, was the recipient of the C. Richard 
Bowman Memorial Scholarship. He is plan- 
ning a career in radiation oncology. 

Sarah Cottrell is a second-year medical 
student at SUNY-Stony Brook. Her sister is 
Anne Cottrell (see '87). 

Monica A. Gessner has been living and 
working in Poland for three years, currently 
for the joint venture company of Nielson 
Marketing Research and a Cyprus-based 
market research company. She'd love to hear 
from friends at UL Malczewskiego 33B M2, 
02-622 Warszawa, Poland; (48) (22) 44-93-23. 

Daniel B. GIos jumped through all the 
correct hoops and is now at the University of 
Michigan in the department of sociology, 
working on his Ph.D. Friends can contact him 
at 520 North Main St., Ann Arbor, Mich. 
48104; (313) 741-4982; 

Niranjala Kanesa-Thasan completed her 
master's in public health at the University of 
Michigan last spring. In October she began a 
two-year USAID fellowship to work on fam- 
ily planning in Uganda. She asks friends to 
write her c/o The Family Planning Associa- 
tion of Uganda, P.O. Box 10746, Kampala, 
Uganda; fax 256-41-258-300. 

Gabrielle L. Nohrnberg and labio P. 
Savoldelli were married on June 25 in Char- 
lottesville, Va. Gabrielle continues to teach at 
Temple Emanu-el Nursery School, and Fabio 
is a director at Swiss Bank Corporation in 
New York C il\ . 

Samantha Phillips was married to Bruno 
de Oliveira in December 1993 in Portugal. A 
number of Brown friends made the trip. Sam 
and Bruno are living in New York City. Sam 
would love to hear from Brown friends at 414 
W. 120 #5oS, New York, N.Y. 10027. 

Rick M. Quiles, who was a business ana- 
lyst for three years at Pfizer's Medical Device 
Division, has returned to Brown to study 
medicine. Prior to starting medical school in 
September he served as elected national chair- 
man of the board of trustees for La Unidad 
Latina, Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity 
Inc., and volunteered as a mentor for the 
Harlem Educational Activities Fund in New 
York City, a not-for-profit organization that 
involves many Brown alumni. Rick sends 
greetings to Los Intrepidoi: Ben, Debby, Dom, 
and Luis. His address is 9 Alumni Ave., #11, 
Providence 02906; (401) 273-8539; e-mail 

Richard Roston and Sung Lee '92 are sec- 
ond-year medical students at UCSF. They 
love San Francisco and may be reached at 858 
Ashbury St., #4, San Francisco 94117; e-mail or 

Katrina Smith and Karl Frederik Korf- 
macher were married Aug. 27 on the Artist's 
Bridge in Newry, Maine. A number of Brown 
alumni attended. Katrina and Karl are both 
Ph.D. students at Duke. 

Jennifer Lynn Wilcha and David Alan 
Smith '91, Washington, D.C., were married 
by Father Howard O'Shea in Manhattan on 
Oct. 22. Many Brown friends attended, 
including groomsmen Paul Brennan and 
Paulo Pacheco '92 M.D. Jennifer and David 
created a new last name - Allyn - by merging 
their middle names. 


Margaret Bishop is living and teaching in 
Ecuador, and would love to hear from 
friends. She is engaged to Patrick Kaufer; 
they plan to marry next December. Mar- 
garet's address is c/o Academia Cotopaxi, 
P.O. Box 17-01-199, Quito, Ecuador. 

Russell Carey and Rebekah Ham '92, 94 
M.A.T., are engaged. Rebekah is teaching at 
Heathwood Hall Episcopal School in 
Columbia, S.C, and Russell is an assistant dean 
of student life at Brown and wiU graduate from 
Suffolk Uni\crsity Law School, Boston, in May. 

Tara Isa Koslov graduated from Harvard 
Law School in June, and after traveling in 
Italy and visiting London, is now a litigation 
associate in the Washington, D.C., office of 
Vinson cSc Elkins, L.L.P., a Houston-based law 
firm. She specializes in antitrust law, particu- 
larly health-care antitrust issues such as 
hospital mergers. One of her roommates and 
best friends at Harvard turned out to be 
Robin Springberg '90, whom Tara never met 
at Brown, Tara was a bridesmaid at Robin's 
November wedding to Paul Parry '92. Tara 
lives in Arlington, Va., with William Rivera, 

66 / FEBRUARY 1995 

Jeffrey Orenstein '89 

True world vision 

It's easy to forget that much of the 
world lacks what we take for granted: 

f ample food, clean water, and efficient 
waste disposal, for example. But what 
; about eyesight - the simple ability 
to see? 

"Few people realize that one of every 

*■ ten children and nine of every ten adults 
universally require eye care," says Jeff- 
rey Orenstein, executive director of Help 
The World See (HTWS), a not-for-profit 
organization that provides primary eye care 
to poor people in developing countries. 

According to World Health Organiza- 
tion estimates, more than one billion 
people, mostly in the Third World, suffer 
debilitating visual impairment. HTWS, 

L says Orenstein, provides free care through 

" temporary clinics staffed by volunteer 
physicians. The organization has provided 
examinations to more than 90,000 patients 
and has dispensed more than 500,000 pairs 

who is in his third vear at Stanford Law 
School and is spending a semester doing an 
externship at the Institute for Justice in 
Washington, D.C. After graduating from 
Stanford he'U be either at the Washington, D.C, 
office of Morrison & Foerster, a San Francisco 
firm where he worked last summer, or at the 
Department of Justice. They would love to 
hear from friends at 1600 S. Eads St., #1238- 
N, Arlington, Va. 22202: (703) 979-5409. They 
had dinner with Jeff Shesol. 

Gwen Lloyd married Dan Burak (Dart- 
mouth '91 ) on June 1 1 in St. Paul, Minn. 
Many Brunonians were in attendance, 
including Sarah Lloyd 'i.)4, Molly Shotwell, 
Elyse Spector, and Sue Smith. "We were 
very impressed by the square-dancing skills 
of all the alums who ventured onto the dance 
floor." Gwen and Dan are living at 2837 N. 
Burling #1, Chicago 606S7. 

Matthew Papakipos and Erika announce 
the birth of Keegan Matthew Papakipos on 
July 6. Matthew, whose name was Pappas 
when he was at Brown, and Erika live in 
Menlo Park, Calif. 

Alexandra Tracey Robert returned from 
England two years ago and is living in Wash- 
ington, D.C, where she is a speechwriter, 
first for Hillary Rodham Clinton and now for 
the Secretary of Commerce. She would love 
to hear from friends. 

Matt Salbenblatt and Topher Fox, Den- 
ver, are students at Colorado University 
Medical School. 

Sara Simsarian lives in Barranquilla, 

Jeft Orenstein with 

Mexican friends and their new glasses. 

of eyeglasses in seventeen countries. 
Among those treated most recently were 
children in Lithuanian orphanages. 

HTWS also is involved in setting up 
permanent, self-sustaining clinics. "In 
developing countries, there is usually one 
eye doctor per 100,000 people, as opposed 
to one per 7,000 in the United States," 
Orenstein says. "We equip a clinic and 
build an eyeglass laboratory." HTWS has 
provided training and built permanent 
clinics in BeUze and Colombia, and plans 
to do the same elsewhere in Latin America 
and the Caribbean. 

Colombia. She won second place in a two- 
day mountain bike race in Santa Fe de Antio- 
quia, near Medellin. The next race is in 
Bucaramanga. She is planning a Central 
American bike trip in Semana Santa with her 
friends. Their club is called Ciclo Iguanas. 

Trisha Storms and Todd Christy were 
married on Sept, ^ in Colorado Springs, Colo. 
Among those in the wedding party were 
Cathy Storms, Jeanie Chang, Viraj Shroff, 
Ed Marshall, and Jeff Solomon '90. Trisha 
and Todd live and work in Boston. 

Brian Walch married Myrna Elizabeth 
Rojas Gallardo in Monterrey, Mexico, in 
September. The couple can be reached at the 
U.S. Embassy in Buenos Aires, where Brian 
works as vice consul. The address is Unit 
4300, APO AA 34034-0001. 

Bonnie Youn graduated from Boston 
University Law School in 1994 and is a staff 
attorney at the U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th 
Circuit, in Atlanta. 


William Corrin married Janine Kavner 
(Smith '91) on July 2 in Lew Beach, N.Y. Will 
began the Ph.D. program in sociology at 
Northwestern University in the fall. 

Bobby Jindal spent two years at Oxford 
University on a Rhodes Scholarship and is 
now a management consultant for McKinsey 
and Company. He would love to hear from 
friends at 1600 South Eads St., #129 S., 
Arlington, Va. 22202; (703) 271-8718. 

Shannon Karr and Sixten Abbot (RISD 
'92) were married on Oct. 15 in an outdoor 
ceremony on Martha's Vineyard. Many 
friends from Brown and RISD attended. 
Shannon does cancer research for a Brown 
laboratory, and Sixten is a graphic artist in 
Providence Jen Mayer '91 sent the note. 

Lorca Rossman is enjoying his second 
year of medical school at University of Cali- 
fornia-Davis with Paul Quick. Lorca would 
love to hear from old friends at (916) 678- 
8735; e-mail 

Andrew Smyth and Elizabeth Prewitt 
were married on July 9 in Philadelphia. Many 
classmates were present, as was Andrew's 
father, Brian Smyth '66 Ph.D. Andrew fin- 
ished his Sc.M. in structural engineering at 
Rice and is continuing for his Ph.D. at USC, 
specializing in earthquake problems. Liz is a 
labor organizer with the AFL-CIO. Their 
address is 2429 N. Beachwood Dr., Apt. 1, Hol- 
lywood, Calif. 90068; e-mail smyth@ 

Katharine Szoke and Geza Gyuk '91, 
Chicago, were married June 11 in Urbana, 111. 
Geri Weitzman '94 was maid of honor, and 
William Sherman '91 was best man. Greg 
Siegle '91 read a poem. 


Staci Lynn Akers and Robert Frederick 
Porter were married on Aug. 28 in Golden, 
Colo. A number of classmates attended, 
including bridesmaid Carol Ryan The couple 
is living in Lakewood, Colo. Elizabeth Belfer, 
who lives in Washington, D.C, attended the 
wedding and sent this note. 

John Lin has "answered God's call to 
serve full-time in ministry." He has taken a 
leave from University of Massachusetts Med- 
ical School and is enrolled in the master of 
divinity program at Gordon-Conwell Theo- 
logical Seminary, a conservative evangelical 
seminary. His long-term goal is to pastor a 
seconcf-generation Pan-Asian-American 
church. He can be reached at (508) 468-7043. 

Chris Schremp is a customer support 
engineer at Parametric Teclinology Corpora- 
tion, a mechanical engineering CAD software 
company. He lives in Newton, Mass., with 
Chris Scalia '91 

Betsy Wiedenmayer is using her Chinese 
working for China Resources /Dragon Sight 
(Baiyangdian) JV Ltd., a Hong Kong develop- 
ment company building a town/resort 
modeled after Freeport, Maine. "My job is to 
solicit not only foreign retailers but Chinese- 
speaking foreigners as well. We want to give 
the New England-style town an international 
flavor." Anyone interested in more informa- 
tion can contact Betsy at Apt. SB, 67 Sing 
Woo Rd., Happy Valley, Hong Kong; tel/fax 
(852) 591-0734. 



' Joseph Allen and George Younis are liv- 
ing at 5760 Caruth Haven Ln., #203, Dallas, 
Texas 75206; (214) 265-8412. 

Michelle Boardman has been named 
intern coordinator and assistant for academic 
programs at the Heritage Foundation, Wash- 
ington, D.C. At Brown, she was managing 


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Dovie Yoana King Is .1 pr^iect coordina- 
tiir tor eomiminitv service programs in Latin 
■America and has led expeditions in Costa 
Rica. Paul Raphael Sherman 92 works with 
the New ) ork Times bureau in Mexico City 
and has traveled extensively in Mexico with 
Dovie. They live in Mexico City and plan to 
be married at the Coyoacan Cathedral with 
mariachis and traditional regional dress. 
After a honeymoon traveling the world, they 
will settle in New York City and Dovie will 
attend graduate school at Columbia. Their 
address is Rep. de Cuba 12, #304, Colonia 
Centro, Mexico, D.F. 06000. 

Karen J. Levin is attending the Interna- 
tional Graduate School at the University of 
Stockholm, Sweden. 

Jonathan Sharp runs his own tee-shirt 
printing business. Sharp Designs, and works 
as a freelance illustrator. He began the busi- 
ness during his junior year. Sharp Designs is 
located at 69 Governor St., Suite 247, Provi- 
dence 02906; (401) 273-5909; i-8oo-44Sharp; 

Jessica Marie Strom is working as a 
Russian translator in Moscow for Interperi- 
odica, a publishing company, for a year. Her 
mother is Jane Golin Strom '67, and her 
grandmother is Helen Herman Golin '42. 


Morton Goldberg '35 Ph.D. was honored 
by his congregation in Toledo on the occasion 
of his ninety-third birthday. 

Juanita Hubbard Wagner '49 Ph.D. is 
president of the water association on Camano 
Island, Wash. As a way to address the many 
technical and political issues involving water, 
she ran for the state legislature in November. 

George M.C. Fisher '64 Sc.M., '66 Ph.D. is 
the most recent recipient of the M. Eugene 
Marchant Award of the American Society of 
Mechanical Engineers and the Society of 
Manufacturing Awards. The award honors 
an individual who has significantly improved 
the production and efficiency of manufactur- 
ing. Fisher is chairman, president, and chief 
executive officer of Eastman Kodak Com- 
pany in Rochester, N.Y. Before joining Kodak 
in 1993, he was chairman and CEO of 
Motorola Corporation. He was named the 
Most Admired Executive in the Electronics 
Industry by Electronic Business magazine in 
1988, and Manager of the Year by Business 
Weeic in 1989, 

Amleto A. Pucci Jr. '71 Ph.D. helped 
start in 1989 and chaired from 1990 to 1994 a 
consortium that evaluates groundwater 
resources in eleven municipalities. He has 
researched groundwater supply and quality 
issues since 1978 and for eight years con- 
ducted inveshgations with the U.S. Geologi- 
cal Survey. He is an assistant professor at 
Lafayette College, where his research on sul- 
fate hydrogeochemistry is NSF-funded and 
he teaches civil and environmental engineer- 
ing and groundwater and contaminant 
hydrogeology. He lives with his wife, Mary, 

and two boys, Andrew, 9, and Jonathan, 5, in 
an old farmhouse in Bucks County, Pa. 

Tony Keats '78 A.M. (see '77). 

Susan Fink Barrett '83 Sc.M., '88 Ph.D. 
has been promoted to associate professor 
with tenure at Lehigh University in Bethle- 
hem, Pa. She joined the faculty in 1987 and 
specializes in cognitive development. The 
National Academy of Education, which has 
funded her research, also has published 
several of her papers on child development 
and psychology. She lives in Allentown, Pa., 
with her husband, William, and their two 
children, Nathan and April. 

David Taffs '83 Sc.M. (see '75). 

Joanna E. Ziegler '84 Ph.D. (see '78). 

Jonathan Overpeck '85 Ph.D. was 
awarded the Bronze Medal by the U.S. Com- 
merce Department's National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for 
establishing an internationally-known program 
in paleoclimatolgy. Overpeck is a physical 
scientist for NOAA's National Environment 
Satellite, Data, and Information Service at the 
National Geophysical Data Center in Boulder, 
Colo. The first agency-wide effort to study 
past climates, Overpeck's program is the core 
of NOAA's Climate and Global Change Pro- 
gram. He was also cited for linking NOAA's 
paleoclimatology program to an international 
program and to the World Data Center Sys- 
tem. The Bronze Medal is NOAA's highest 
honorary award. Overpeck lives in Boulder 
with his wife, Julie. 

Janice A. DeGray '87 Ph.D., a postdoctoral 
fellow at the National Institute of Environ- 
mental Health Sciences (NIEHS), has been 
named the corecipient of the Walter J. John- 
son Prize by the editorial board of the 
Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics. 
The prize is presented every three years to 
scientists within five years of completing 
their doctorates who publish scientific papers 
of great distinction. DeGray's paper, coau- 
thored with two NIEHS colleagues, demon- 
strates that paraquat and related herbicides 
are metabolized to free radicals by liver cells. 

Brian James Loe '87 Sc.M. and his wife 
announce the birth of Maren Elizabeth on 
July 15. Brian left academia and is working 
for Secure Computing Corporation in 
Roseville, Minn. E-mail; 

Scott Meyers '87 Sc.M., '93 Ph.D. coau- 
thored The Downloader's Companion for Win- 
dows (Prentice Hall), available in December. 
He is the author of Effective C++ (Addison 
Wesley, 1992) and the forthcoming More 
Effective C++ (Addison Wesley, 1995). He and 
hiis wife, Nancy L. Urbano '87 A.M., live in 
Beaverton, Oreg., where Scott runs his own 
software consulting business. They miss 
men's ice hockey and wish the team a win- 
ning season; they also wish the games were 
broadcast live over the Internet. 

Robin Bradford '88 A.M. has received an 
O. Henry award for a short story that 
appeared in Cliclsea and won that magazine's 
annual fiction prize. The O. Henry Award 
anthology is due out in April from 
Anchor/Doubleday. Last April Robin mar- 
ried Jim Williams, an artist. Marina Budhos 
'87 A.M. was one of her best women. Robin 
works as publication coordinator at the 

68 / FEBRUARY 1995 

Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center 
at the University of Texas at Austin. 

Sheila T. Cavanagh '88 Ph.D., assistant 
professor of English at Emory University, is 
the author of Wanton Ei/cs & Chaste Desires: 
Female Sexuality in the Faerie Queene. 

Georgios D. Chryssikos '88 Ph.D. and 
Dagmar Schaeffer '88 A.M. have fixed in 
Athens since 1991. Their son, Domenikos, 
was born Nov. 10, 1993. "We greet the Ivy 
Room lunch crowd of 1986-1988. Any friends 
coming to Greece please let us know." Their 
address is Papadiamantopoulou 186, Athens 
1577'?, Greece; phone 30-1-777394. 

Kohei Kawashima '88 Ph.D. is teacfiing at 
Kanda University of International Studies 
(American history) in Cfiiba, Japan. He recently 
married Akiko Karuyama. His address is City 
Court 103 2-24-6 Koenji-Minami Suginami 
Tokyo 166 Japan; e-mail 

Wendy Halpin Hallows '89 Ph.D. and 
Kenneth R. Hallows '87 report the birth of 
Brian on Julv 14. Ken will graduate from 
medical school at the University of Rochester 
in May and is applying to residency pro- 
grams in internal medicine in the Northeast. 

Joe Sullivan '90 M.F.A. and his wife, Jen- 
nifer, annoimce the birth of Sabina Mae on 
Aug. 17. They live in Concord, Calif. 

David M. Anderson '91 Ph.D. was a 
member of a team of scientists and computer 
specialists that won the U.S. Commerce 
Department's Silver Organizational Medal 
for using low-cost technology to provide cus- 
tomer access to environmental data using the 
Internet. He works at the National Geophysi- 
cal Data Center of the National Environment 
Satellite, Data, and Information Service at the 
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Adminis- 
tration's facility in Boulder, Colo. 

Rebekah Ham '94 M.A.T. (see Russell 
Carey '91) 

Josue Ramirez '94 A.M. (see '86). 

Lyde CuUen Sizer '94 Ph.D. is assistant 
professor of historv at Sarah Lawrence Col- 
lege. Jim CuUen '92 Ph.D. teaches history 
and literature and expository writing at Har- 
vard. His first book. The Reusable Past: Civil 
War Memory in the Tiventieth Centuty, will be 
published this year by the Smithsonian 
Institution Press. They live in Yonkers, N.Y., 
with their son. 


Charles Morin '76 M.D. finished fiis chief 
residency in psycfiiatry at Dartmouth Medi- 
cal School and is medical director of the 
geropsychiatry unit at Hampstead Hospital, 
Hampstead, N.H. 

J. Andrew Soils '80 M.D. (see '77). 

Michael J. Roy '88 M.D. (see '84). 

Edwina A. Martins '90 M.D. (see Michael 
J. Roy '84). 

Jonathan Schaffir '90 M.D. (see '87). 

Kambeze B. Etemad '93 M.D. (see '89). 


Marguerite Appleton 14, '24 A.M., '28 Ph.D., 
Providence; Oct. 23. Her specialty was 
American Colonial history and she taught at 
Wellesley College, Lindenwood College in 
Missouri, and Grove City College in Pennsyl- 
vania, where she also served as dean of 
women. After her retirement in 1944 she lec- 
tured at the Rhode Island School of Design, 
Brown, and the Lifetime Learning Program at 
Central Congregational Church in Provi- 
dence. She was the author of a number of 
books, including A Portrait Album of Four 
Rhode Islanders (1966), and was a regular con- 
tributor to the magazine of the Rhode Island 
Historical Society. She contributed articles to 
the Dictio)iary of American Biograpin/ and New 
England Quarterly. She was a past president 
of the Providence Plantations Club, the 
Handicraft Club, and the National Society of 
Colonial Dames in Rhode Island and Provi- 
dence Plantations, which she had also 
served as recording secretary, registrar, and 
patriotic service chairman. She was a foimder 
and past president of the Hamilton House 
Program for Senior Citizens. Her father, 
John Howard Appleton, Class of 1863, was 
former chairman of the chemistry depart- 
ment at Brown. She is survived by a nephew, 
Daniel Day Appleton, of Bristol, R.I.; and a 
niece, Ruth Appleton Bell, of Conway, N.H. 

Helen A. Mowry '18, '20 A.M., Kingston, 
Mass.; Aug. 21. She retired in 1964 as profes- 
sor of biology at Skidmore College, Saratoga, 
N.Y., where she had taught for forty-three 
years. She was a member of many profes- 
sional and honorary societies and was a past 
president of the Saratoga chapter of the 
American Association of University Women. 
She was a Class of 1918 officer, serving as 
treasurer and later as vice president. Phi Beta 
Kappa. She is survived by a sister, Dorothy 
Mowry Knowles '23, 18 Chipman Way, 
Kingston, Mass. 02364. 

Marion Day Arms Mason '20, Springfield, 
Vt.; Sept. 8. She was a founder and charter 
member of Calvary Baptist Church and 
served as its organist and choir director for 
forty years. She was an incorporator of 
Springfield Hospital and a trustee of the Ver- 
mont Baptist Home in Brattleboro, Vt., and 
the Elizabeth Lund Home in Burlington, Vt. 
She was a member of the Daughters of the 
American Revolution. Survivors include a 
son, Arthur Arms, of Chelmsford, Mass.; two 
daughters; and a stepson. 

Charles MacKinzie Amn '27, Winston-Salem, 
N.C.; Sept. 17, He was a retired business 
executive with AT&T. He served in the U.S. 
Army during World War II and in the 
Korean War as a colonel. While living in 
Westport, Conn., he was active in local poli- 
tics. Survivors include a son, Edward '67, 
3190 Turkey Hill Rd., Winston-Salem 27106. 

Clyde Francis Barrows '29, Pocasset, Mass.; 
Oct. 4. He was a branch sales manager for the 
former Burroughs Adding Machine Com- 
pany and later worked in sales for Master 
Charge for several years, retiring in 1973. He 
was a U.S. Navy lieutenant during World 
War II. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis, 
Box 53, Pocasset 02539-0053; and a daughter. 

Ruth Johnston Gemeinhardt '29, Middle- 
town, Conn.; Sept. 24. Before her marriage in 
1934 she was a teacher in the Attleboro, 
Mass., school system. She was a volunteer for 
the American Red Cross and for the Middle- 
sex Hospital Auxiliary. Survivors include a 
daughter, Susan Carlson, Box 426, Deerfield, 
Mass. 01342. 

Charles Vernon Booth '30, Worcester, Mass.; 
Sept. 21. He was a manager in the policy 
issue department at State Mutual Life Assur- 
ance Company of America, where he worked 
for forty-two years until retiring in 1977. 
While at State Mutual he was president of the 
State Mutual Fellowship Club, editor of the 
Fellou'ship Light, and a member of the Life 
Office Management Association. He was a 
past president and a former board director of 
the Worcester Fresh Air Fund and a longtime 
\olunteer at Hahnemann Hospital. At Brown 
he was adverhsing manager of the Brown jug 
and circulation manager of the yearbook. 
Among his survivors are his wife, Anne Carr 
Booth '31, 70 Briarwood Cir., Worcester 
01606; and two sons, including Albert '64. 

Rose Hand Horn '30, '33 A.M., Chester, Va.; 
Sept. 27. She taught in the Providence school 
system ami then was a substitute teacher in 
Cranston, R.I. Phi Beta Kappa. She is sur- 
vived by a daughter, Cecily Damour, 13913 
Harrowgate Rd., Chester 23831. 

Mortimer Daniel Burger '31, Atlantis, Fla.; 
Jan. 13, 1990. He was retired as a physician at 
the Veterans Administration Hospital in 
Columbia, S.C. He was a diplomate of the 
National Board of Medical Examiners. He 
was a captain in the U.S. Army medical corps 
during World War 11. He is survived by his 
wife, Lillian, 640 Atlantis Estate Way, 
Atlantis 33462. 

Herbert Leonard Anderson '33, Warwick, 
R.I.; Sept. 22. An electrical engineer, he was a 
partner with his brother at Eastern Construc- 
tion Company from 1948 until retiring in 
1985. He was a civilian distribution engineer 
at the Newport, R.I., naval base during 
World War II. He was active in Boy Scouts 
and received scouting's highest honor, the 
Silver Beaver award. He was a former mem- 
ber of the board of trustees and a former 
president of the William Hall Free Library, 
Cranston, R.I.; and the first chairman of the 
board of the the Cranston Public Library. He 
is survived by his wife, Mary, 10 Stiness Dr., 
Warwick 02886; two sons; a daughter; and 
two brothers, including Carl '37. 

Walcott Colwell Chandler '27, Sarasota, Fla.; 
December 1993. He was retired from the 
New York Telephone Company. 

Prescott Leigh Laundrie '33, Fayetteville, 
N.Y.; Sept. 14, of a heart attack. An Episcopal 
priest, he served parishes in South Dakota 


.ind |,iim's\ ille, NA . Most ot his ministrv Wiis 
Ml tho chiipl.nniN . .ind hi- seni-d at Sea View 
1 luspital, St.iteii Island, N.\'., and the Newark 
Developmental Center, Newark, N.Y. After 
retirement he was active in \'eterans, political, 
and humanitarian causes in the Syracuse area. 
He is survived b)' his wife, Dorathea, no 
Sims PI., Fayetteville 13066-1322; and a son. 

Darwin James Mead '33 Sc.M., '36 Ph.D., 
Dmiondale, Mich.; June 20. He was an 
instructor in chemistry at Colby College for 
two years and then was a research chemist at 
General Electric, Schenectady, N.Y., from 
1938 to 11146. Later he taught physics and was 
assistant dean of the College of Science at 
Notre Dame. He is survived by a daughter, 
Betsy Pifer, 11239 Wilbur Hwy., Eaton 
Rapids, Mich. 48827. 

Milton Ellsworth Veno H, Attleboro, Mass.; 
Sept. 18. He was an electrical engineer for the 
Foxboro Company, in Massachusetts, for 
forty-one years before retiring in 1976. He 
was a member of the Brown Engineering 
Society and the American Institute of Electri- 
cal Engineers. He is survived by his wife. 
Myrtle, 668 Oak Hill Ave., Attleboro 02703. 

Edith Abraams '34, Brookline, Mass.; Oct. 29. 
She was a retired social worker. In Boston she 
had worked for the Massachusetts Mental 
Health Association and most recently for the 
Hebrew Rehabilitation Center. 

Carl Sidney Whitman 14, Jensen Beach, Fla.; 
July 21. Before retirement he was buyer for 
L. Grossman Sons Inc., in Braintree, Mass. 
Survivors include his wife, Helen, 1550 N.E. 
13th Terrace, Apt. B-7, Jensen Beach 34957; 
and a son. 

Marion Ward Kronstein '35, Bridgton, Maine; 
Oct. 1 . She was a volunteer social worker in 
Newark, N.J., and later assistant research sci- 
entist at New York University, where her 
husband was senior research scientist. She 
edited research reports for publication and 
for patents, and in more recent years assisted 
her husband in a volunteer capacity when 
he was an associate in the chemistry depart- 
ment at Manhattan College. She is survived 
by a daughter, Elisabeth, P.O. Box 258, Inter- 
vale, N.H. 03845-0258. 

Mason Tyler Parker '35, South Deerfield, 
Mass.; Sept 24. He was director of the library 
at Mount Wachuset Community College, 
Gardner, Mass., for seventeen years before 
retiring in 1983. He received his M.L.S. 
degree from Simmons College, Boston. He 
had previously taught mathematics and sci- 
ence at East Providence High School in 
Rhot^e Island and at the former Rhode Island 
Junior College. He was an amateur astronomer 
and an Eagle Scout. Phi Beta Kappa. Sun'ivors 
include his wife, Barbara Ammon Parker '48, 
143 River Rd., South Deerfield 01373; fw sons; 
a daughter; and a stepson. 

Stephen Bemon Nicholson Jr. '36, East Prov- 
idence, R.I.; Sept. 19. He was the owner of the 
Home Center, a real estate office in Provi- 

dence, before retiring in 19H8. He was a 
member of the Rhode Island Board of Real- 
tors and the Providence Art Club. Survivors 
include a son, Stephen, of Rumford, R.l. 

Andres Alejandro Pastoriza '37, New York, 
N.^ .; Aug. 8. 1 le was president of Pastoriza 
CXA, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, a 
distributor and manufacturer's agency. He is 
survived by a sister and a brother, Tomas A. 
Pastoriza, P.O. Box 201-2, Santo Domingo, 
Dominican Republic. 

Carolyn Patton Steele '37, East Greenwich, 
R.I.; Oct. 2. She bred cocker spaniels and was 
a founding member of the Rhode Island 
Cocker Spaniel Club. She is survived by three 
sons, including Scott, of East Greenwich. 

Howard Arthur Blazar '38, Newton, Mass.; 
Sept. 17, of prostate cancer. A 1942 graduate 
of Columbia University College of Physicians 
and Surgeons, he was a decorated captain in 
the U.S. Army during World War 11, serving 
as a medical officer in Europe. In 1949 he 
opened an ophthalmology practice in Boston 
and became affiliated with Beth Israel Hospi- 
tal. From the late 1950s to the mid-1960s he 
was a consultant at the MIT Health Clinic. He 
was head of the ophthalmology department 
at New England Medical Center during the 
1960s and taught at Tufts University. A mem- 
ber of numerous of medical associations, he 
retired from practice in 1991. Phi Beta Kappa, 
Among his survivors are his wife, Lillian, 20 
Hammond Pond Pkwy., #104, Newton 02167; 
three sons: Alan '69, Richard '70, and Paul 
'73; two daughters; and two brothers: 
Leonard '42 and Sheldon '51. 

David Aldrich Aimess '39, Warwick, R.L; Oct. 
27. He was purchasing agent for the Mine 
Safety Appliance Company, Esmond, R.L, for 
twenty years before retiring in 1980. He was a 
U.S. Army veteran of World War II and 
parhcipated in the second wave of the Nor- 
mandy Invasion in France. He was treasurer 
of the Rocky Hill Grange for the past two 
years. He is survived by a daughter, Susan 
McManus, 50 Austin Rd., Warwick 02818. 

Patrick McGinnis '40, Zanesville, Ohio; June 
16. He had a master's of divinity degree from 
Yale and taught English in China, Cambodia, 
the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, and Thailand. 

Peter Ward Allport '41, Bronxville, N.Y.; Oct. 
3, in Southampton, England, after a heart 
attack on the QE2 while on his way to France. 
He was a U.S. Navy officer in World War II 
and then a copywriter with the Erwin Wasey 
advertising agency in Manhattan before join- 
ing the Association of National Advertisers 
in 1945 as editor of its news publications. He 
rose through the organization's ranks and 
was president for twenty-four years, retiring 
in 1984. He is survived by his wife, Margaret, 
2 Crown Cir., Bronxville 10708; and a son. 

Hyman Wallick '42 Sc.M., Springfield, N.J.; 
Oct. 3, 1993. He was a research associate with 
Merck & Company in Rahway, N.J. 

William George Weston 41, East Sarasota, 
Fla.; Sept. 8. As a young man he studied dance 
in New York with Jose Limon and Martha 
Graham. After serving in the U.S. Army dur- 
ing World War 11, he worked in radio in 
Providence and later in New York and 
Chicago as a news analyst and researcher for 
Howard K. Smith. He then returned to Rhode 
Island and taught English, speech, and 
drama at Lockwood High School in War- 
wick, and was the first director of drama at 
Warwick Veterans High School. He was a 
senior information and public relations spe- 
cialist for Rhode Island's tourism bureau, 
later holding similar positions in California 
and Florida. He returned to Rhode Island 
and taught in the Woonsocket public schools 
and at Roger Williams College, Johnson & 
Wales University, Bryant College, and the 
New England Institute of Technology. In 
later years he worked as a congressional aide 
for R.L Rep. Claudine Schneider and served 
as executive director of the Warwick Arts 
Foundation. He was executive director and 
assistant to the president of the Newport 
Council for International Visitors. He estab- 
lished the Weston Fine Arts Awards at 
Brown. Phi Beta Kappa. 

Phoebe Browning Davis '44, Morelia, 
Michoacon, Mexico; Oct. 11. She worked for 
Traveler's Aid in Providence and later for the 
Arnold Hoffman Company. In 1983 she and 
her husband moved to Belize to work as 
Peace Corps volunteers. In Belize she helped 
organize an agency to serve people with 
physical disabilities. From 1987 until her 
death she and her husband lived in Morelia. 
Survivors include her husband, Paul, of 
Morelia, Mexico; a daughter; and a son. 

Maurice Joseph Mountain '48, Bethesda, 
Md., assistant vice president of Brown from 
1957 to i960; Oct. 8. During World War II, as 
a lieutenant colonel, he served as a War 
Department intelligence officer in the South- 
west Pacific Theater on the staffs of General 
MacArthur and General Eichelberger. After 
the war he graduated from Brown and 
received his master's and doctoral degrees 
from Harvard. He then moved to Washing- 
ton, D.C., where he was staff director and 
adviser to the House International Opera- 
tions Subcommittee of the 83rd and 84th 
Congresses. From 1957 to i960 he was assis- 
tant vice president of Brown before returning 
to Washington to resume his government 
career in the Office of the Assistant Secretary 
of Defense for International Security Affairs. 
He retired in 1979 as director of the Office of 
Strategic Trade and Munitions Control in the 
U.S. Defense Department. He twice received 
the Department of Defense Distinguished 
Civilian Service Award. Phi Beta Kappa. 
Among his survivors are two sons: Maurice 
Jr. '65, 6640 Moly Dr., Falls Church, Va. 
22046; and Gregory '72. 

Harold Roy Grady '49 Ph.D., Chester Springs, 
Pa.; Oct. 6. During World War II he was a 
research and development chemist on the 
Manhattan Project in Oak Ridge, Tenn. He 
was professor, head of the chemistry depart- 

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ment, and tennis coach at Muskingum Col- 
lege, New Concord, Ohio, from 1949 to 1955, 
when he joined Vanadium Corporation of 
America as director of chemical research. In 
1969, when Vanadium and Cyprus Foote 
Mineral Company merged, he moved to 
Chester Springs. In 1972 he established and 
became general manager of Foote Mineral's 
lithium battery operation. He retired as vice 
president of research and development in 
1992. He was a member of the American 
Chemical Society, the American Physical 
Society, and the Electro Chemical Society. Phi 
Beta Kappa. Sigma Xi. He is survived by 
three daughters. 

Edmund Wolcott Alsop '51, Palm Bay, Fla.; 
Oct. ig, of lung cancer. He was vice president 
of Arthur Palmer Jr. Inc., a Providence cloth- 
ing store located on Thayer St., for thirty- 
eight years before retiring to Florida in 1990. 
He played tennis at Brown and in the early 
1950s coached the freshmen tennis team. He 
was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. 
He is survived by his wife, Suzanne Schell- 
hase Alsop 'si, 961 Elmsford St. NW, Palm 
Bav 32907; three daughters; and a son. 

N. Fred Ames '51, Mexico, Maine; Oct. 5. A 
1959 graduate of the Massachusetts College 
of Optometry in Boston, he had his own 
optometry practice in Mexico. He was a U.S. 
Army veteran of the Korean War. Active in 
the community, he was a past president of 
the Rumford (Maine) Jaycees and served as a 
state director. He was a captain of a major 
fund drix'e for Rumford Community Hospi- 
tal. He was a member of a number of opto- 
metric societies. 

Henry Cecil Haig '53, Nashua, N.H.; July 16. 
He was the retired owner of the Family 
Decorating Center in Manchester, N.H. He is 
survived by his wife, Mary, 50 Dublin Ave., 
Nashua 03063. 

William Ramsden Benford Jr. '54, Barrington, 
R.I.; Nov. 4. He worked for Marshall Con- 
tractors, the Village Builders (which erected 
the North Farm Condominium complex in 
Bristol, R.I.), and the Rowley Construction 
Company, and was an estimator for the 
Dimeo Construction Company. He was coor- 
dinator for design and construction at the 
Rhode Island Housing & Mortgage Finance 
Corporation since 1976. He was a member of 
the Rhode Island Builders Association. A U.S. 
Navy veteran, he retired in 1992 as a com- 
mander in the Naval Reserve. He is survived 
by his wife, Marilyn, 17 Laurel Ln., Barring- 
ton 02806; two daughters; and two sons. 

Edward Josepli AUard \~,, Laurinburg, N.C.; 
Sept. 21. He was retired vice president of 
Laurel Hill Carpet Plant in Laurel Hill, N.C. 
He is survived by his wife, Claire, 8300 
Scotch Meadows Dr., Laurinburg 28352; a 
daughter; and a son. 

Pierre A.G. Astier '55 A.M., '61 Ph.D., 
Columbus, Ohio; Sept. 9. He was professor 
emeritus of twentieth-century French litera- 
ture at Ohio State University. He had taught 

at Dartmouth from 1957 to 1962 and at Vas- 
sar for a year. Survivors include his wife, 
Marlene, 10:5 Norway Dr., Columbus 43221- 
1657; a daughter; and a son. 

Neale Lawrence Peterson '55, Mehin Village, 
N.H.; July 30. He worked for the State of 
New Jersey in a number of capacities, includ- 
ing guidance counselor and assistant super- 
intendent for an institution for the mentally 
retarded. There he started and directed a pro- 
totypical program for retarded delinquents in 
a minimum security unit. He received his 
master's of education degree from Spring- 
field College in 1957. He is survived by his 
wife, Jean Harper Peterson '55, P.O. Box 395, 
Melvin Village 03850; and four children. 

Vitold Stanley Piscuskas '56, Lawrenceville, 
N.J.; Sept. 4. Since 1986 he was a mathematics 
teacher and head football coach at the 
Lawrenceville School in New Jersey. Before 
that, for thirty years he taught mathematics 
and physical education at Northfield Mt. 
Hermon School in Massachusetts. He also 
served as athletic director and head coach of 
football, basketball, and tennis. He was past 
president of the New England Preparatory 
School Athletic Conference. In 1976 he was 
certified as a teaching tennis professional and 
from 1980 to 1985 he was tennis director at 
the New Seabury Resort Community, Massa- 
chusetts. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the 
Korean War. Among his survivors are his 
wife, Barbara Perrino Piscuskas '56, P.O. Box 
6672, Lawrenceville 08648; three sons: David 
'79, Stephen 'So, and Richard '85; and two 
daughters, including Kathryn '83. 

Donald Arthur Silverman '56, Los Angeles; 
Sept. 15, of cancer. He spent his career in the 
entertainment industry, first in radio 
and then in television, where he rose from 
production assistant to producer and 
director, working on programs as varied as 
the "Today" show, the Miss Universe 
Pageant, and election-night coverage with 
Walter Cronkite. He was later director of 
daytime programming for ABC Television 
and producer of the Dick Cavett daytime 
program. He was a staff producer for 
Paramount Studios and later a producer for 
Talent Associates with David Susskind. 
Among his independent productions was 
"The Patricia Neal Story," which earned 
him a Christopher Award. He won four 
Emmy awards. He also worked as a media 
adviser in several political campaigns, 
including that of Robert Kennedy. He is sur- 
vived by a brother, Richard H. Silverman, of 
Boston; and two stepchildren. 

John Lineen Jangro '59, Dalton, Mass.; Oct. 
5, of cancer. From 1961 to 1965 he taught 
social studies and coached at Franklin 
(Mass.) High School, where he was also 
audio-visual director, athletic director, and 
adviser to the honor society. He was assistant 
principal from 1965 to 1967 and principal 
from 1967 to 1976. He then became principal 
of the Wahconah Regional High School in 
Massachusetts, and from 1981 until his death 
was superintendent of schools in the Central 

Berkshire Regional School District in Dalton. 
He was a member of numerous professional 
organizations and a former trustee of 
Franklin Regional Hospital. He is survived 
by his wife, Valerie, 241 Pleasant St., Dalton 
01226; two daughters; and two sons. 

Clive Davis Conley '62, Greenwich, Conn.; 
Oct. 15, of cancer. He was a partner in the 
law firm of Reid & Priest and chairman of its 
management committee. He joined the firm 
in 1966. Survivors include his wife, Susan J. 
Riley, 253 Shore Rd., Greenwich 06830; two 
daughters; and a son. 

Sumner Fernald Richards '62 M.A.T., Bed- 
ford, Mass.; Sept. 17, of drowning in Cam- 
den, Maine, while on a sailing trip. He began 
his teaching career in the Machias public 
schools and at Wilton Academy, both in 
Maine. After moving to Boston in 1961 he 
taught for thirty-three years in the Lexington, 
Mass., public schools. He taught physics for 
fourteen years at Lexington High School, 
where he was head of the science department 
for four years. He also taught science courses 
at Lesley College and Regis College in 
Boston and consulted for technological firms, 
publishing companies, and the Massachu- 
setts Department of Education. He received 
the outstanding teaching award three times 
while at Lexington and won the 1992 GTE 
Corporate Fellows Award. He was active in 
the National Science Teachers Association 
and served on the board of directors of Sci- 
ence Scope magazine. He was an ecologist and 
advocate of alternative energy. He was active 
in the Boy Scouts. Survivors include his 
wife, Pamela, 560 Springs Rd., Bedford 01730; 
two sons; and two daughters. 

Margaret Eichna Baier '64, Lake Forest, 111.; 
Sept. 5, 1993. She was vice president of cor- 
porate quality assurance at G.D. Searle & 
Company, Skokie, 111. She was a class agent. 
She is survived by her husband, John, 100 E. 
North Ave., Lake Forest 60045. 

Arthur Lewis Schimel '66, Kansas City, Mo.; 
Aug. 13, 1992. He was vice president of Com- 
puter Dataco of Kansas City. 

R. Lynn Rylander '68, Arlington, Va.; Febru- 
ary 1990. He was deputy director of special 
planning for the U.S. Defense Department in 
Washington, D.C. 

Catherine Berisford Chalek '73, Glenville, 
N.Y.; March 30, in an automobile accident in 
Pittsfield, Mass. She was a computer scientist 
at GE's Corporate Research and Develop- 
ment Center, Schenectady, N.Y. She is sur- 
vived by her husband, Carl '73, Saratoga Dr., 
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